Brussels Philharmonic | Milhaud, Matalon & Strauss · 14.12.2024 ·…

Milhaud, Matalon & Strauss


A concert evening full of primal power. The ballet score La Création du monde by Darius Milhaud tells the story of the creation of the world with the flavour of Harlem Jazz; while Richard Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra has forever become the soundtrack of human consciousness thanks to Stanley K ...

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Darius Milhaud La Création du monde, op. 81a (1923)
Martin Matalon
Relatos, Concerto for Orchestra (Belgian premiere) (2024)*
Richard Strauss
Also sprach Zarathustra, op. 30, TrV 176 (1896)

*co-commission Brussels Philharmonic & Orchestre National de France


∙ 14:00 city walk NL: Achter de schermen van Tour & Taxis (Korei Guided Tours) [info & tickets]
∙ 14:00 city walk FR: Dans les coulisses de Tour & Taxis (Korei Guided Tours) [info & tickets]
∙ 18:00 doors open
∙ 18:30 lecture: Zarathustra Deconstructed by Florestan Bataillie (EN) [info & tickets]
∙ 18:30 Symfomania: atelier kids 7>12 (NL/FR/EN) (more info soon)
∙ 19:30 introduction: Sander De Keere (EN)
∙ 20:15 concert (without break) [Wolfgang App available]
∙ 21:45 end


Flagey, Studio 4 ∙ Place Sainte-Croix, 1050 Ixelleshow to reach the venue

with the support of Beside Tax Shelter and the Belgian Tax Shelter

"Why did Milhaud call his work La Création du monde? He wrote it as a response to hearing authentic jazz for the first time in Harlem in 1922 and it was a whole new exciting world for him. It is also based on African folk mythology about the creation of the world. Lasting around 15 minutes, it is full of jazz elements and percussion – entertaining from beginning to end."

"In the same programme, we also play Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra, which offers another idea of how the world and humanity began. Strauss starts it with the trumpets, describing the beginning of human life, through the tough times and dream-like moments, through to the final dream – death. It’s a very satisfying piece."

"Martin Matalon’s Relatos is a creation of our time – with waves of dissonance that sound very beautiful. This concert describes three very different visions of the creation of life."

– Kazushi Ono