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Belgian National Orchestra

‘Belgian National Orchestra, Schønwandt & Queyras’

13 June'25
- 20:00

Four Temperaments

Each movement of Carl Nielsen's Second Symphony expresses one of the four temperaments: choleric, phlegmatic, melancholic and sanguine. These personality traits were once defined by the Greek physician Hippocrates and inspired many works of art, including a woodcut that Carl Nielsen saw hanging in a Danish pub, which inspired this work.

One could describe Don Quixote as a sanguine melancholic. In 1897, Richard Strauss decided to dedicate a symphonic poem to this literary anti-hero created by Cervantes. With the cello as the main character, Richard Strauss ingeniously translated Don Quixote's adventures into music.

Belgian National Orchestra
Michael Schønwandt
conductor
Jean-Guihen Queyras
cello
Timothy Ridout
viola
Programme
Charles Ives

The Unanswered Question

Carl Nielsen

Symphony no. 2, op. 16, "The Four Temperaments”

Richard Strauss

Don Quichotte, op. 35

Cycle

2024-2025

Hidden Gems

Concerts

2024-2025

Belgian National Orchestra

Practical information

Location

Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS

Rates

Ambassadeur Uno~

10 - 21 - 32 - 38 -

Musician ~

5 -

Ambassadeurs Duo ~

10 - 21 - 32 - 38 -

Standard

12 - 26 - 40 - 48 -

< 30 year

10 - 13 - 20 - 24 -

Card : Preferential Reimbursement / EU Disability

10 - 13 - 20 - 24 -