Brussels Philharmonic | in focus: prepared piano

in focus: prepared piano


On November 14 and 15, Jean-Luc Plouvier plays the Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra by John Cage with the Brussels Philharmonic, under the direction of Ilan Volkov.

"John Cage later described the feeling of exhilaration that seized him and those around him during the first improvisations on this tinkling keyboard. The instrument had such an evident charm, it was so 'found', so rich in resources... Composer Lou Harrison, who tested the invention during one of his daily visits to John, was blue with admiration and envy: "Oh, damnit! I wish I'd thought of that!"

read the column by pianist Jean-Luc Plouvier

live in concert

experience the Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra live during the concert Boulez & Cage

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[discover also: Curated by... Jean-Luc Plouvier]
[read also: Ilan Volkov on Boulez & Cage]
[read also: programme notes]