Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de LiègeGergely Madaras conductor – László Fassang organ


Mephisto Waltz no. 1 Franz Liszt
de figuris, concerto for organ and orchestra (World Premiere, commissioned by BOZAR with the support of Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung) Philipp Maintz
Concerto for orchestra, Sz. 116 Béla Bartók

German composer Philipp Maintz has presented his music at the most renowned European festivals. As part of the BOZAR organ festival, he will delight the audience with a new Organ Concerto specifically adapted to the great organ of the Fine Arts Centre. World famous Hungarian organist László Fassang will bring to life the many colours and nuances of the monumental instrument in a subtle collaboration with the generous sound of the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège. His counterpart Gergely Madaras will then shed light on the Belgian orchestra’s talented soloists with the energetic virtuoso pyrotechnics of Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.

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  • An interview with composer Philipp Maintz

    “We would go mad without art"

    German composer Philipp Maintz has presented his work at some of the greatest European festivals. He has been commissioned by BOZAR to compose a new organ concerto, de figuris, with the support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation. It will be performed by organist László Fassang and the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège (OPRL) conducted by Gergely Madaras, on 17 September at BOZAR, and the following day, at the Salle Philharmonique de Liège. Philipp Maintz talks to us about his new work and his passion for the organ.

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