Bozar Music
Belgian National Orchestra

‘National Orchestra of Belgium’

6 Feb.'15
- 00:00

The Russian pianist Alexei Volodin once studied with Elisso Wirsaladze, but has long since been very much his own musician. He combines technical skill with a stylish elegance. The Third Piano Concerto by Ludwig van Beethoven is certainly in no way inferior to the better known Fourth or Fifth. Taking as his model Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24, rather than slavishly imitating it he transformed the work into a dramatic homage. The Fourth Symphony by Carl Nielsen, written during the First World War, expresses the inexhaustible energy of the music as a kind of Nietzschean primal power. The concert also features the premiere of the commissioned work by the Estonian Erkki-Sven Tüür, with his compatriot Arvo Volmer as guest conductor.
Arvo Volmer

conductor

Alexei Volodin

piano

National Orchestra of Belgium
Erkki-Sven Tüür

Le poids des vies non vécues (World premiere, commissioned by BNO in the frame of the centenary of World War I, with the support of the Services of the Prime Minister and of the National Lottery)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto no. 3, op. 37

Carl Nielsen

Symphony no. 4, op. 29, "Inextinguishable"

National Orchestra of Belgium
Erkki-Sven Tüür

Le poids des vies non vécues (World premiere, commissioned by BNO in the frame of the centenary of World War I, with the support of the Services of the Prime Minister and of the National Lottery)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto no. 3, op. 37

Carl Nielsen

Symphony no. 4, op. 29, "Inextinguishable"

National Orchestra of Belgium
Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto no. 3, op. 37

Carl Nielsen

Symphony no. 4, op. 29, "Inextinguishable"

National Orchestra of Belgium
Erkki-Sven Tüür

Le poids des vies non vécues (World premiere, commissioned by BNO in the frame of the centenary of World War I, with the support of the Services of the Prime Minister and of the National Lottery)

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