Belgian National Orchestra
Bozar Music

‘National Orchestra of Belgium’

30 Oct.'15
- 20:00

Guest conductor Xian Zhang, once assistant to Lorin Maazel but now a conductor in his own right, conducts the National Orchestra and the young Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang. Anne-Sophie Mutter’s protégé gives a solo performance in Mozart’s Fifth violin concerto that she recently recorded with Arcangelo (Warner Classics). It is a technically demanding and dramatic concerto that got its nickname ‘the Turkish’ from the playful allegro in the finale. This is followed by the Symphony in D minor, possibly César Franck’s best-known composition. In it, the Belgian-French composer reconciles the traditions of the Viennese classics with the cyclic structures of ‘innovators’ such as Liszt and Wagner, his own extravagant harmonies give the work a nice balance.

Xian Zhang
Vilde Frang
Guillaume Lekeu

Fantaisie sur deux airs populaires angevins

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Concerto for violin and orchestra no. 5, KV 219

César Franck

Symphony in d minor

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