Belgian National Orchestra
Bozar Music

‘National Orchestra of Belgium’

10 June'16
- 20:00

None other than Yehudi Menuhin was a fan of the young Russian violinist Sasja Rozhdestvenski. He was a soloist in Shostakovich’ First violin concerto, a work that was once premièred by the legendary violinist David Oistrakh. Rozhdestvenski knows this all too well because in 2011 he recorded it under the direction of his father Gennady, himself a renowned composer (Nimbus Records). We begin with Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, with which the young composer established his reputation. The meditative Adagio is the only part of his Tenth Symphony that Gustav Mahler managed to complete during his lifetime. Benjamin Britten arranged the second part of Mahler’s Third under the title What the Wild Flowers Tell Me.

Andrey Boreyko

director

Sasha Rojdestvensky

violin

Intermission
Programme
Dmitry Shostakovich

Violin Concerto no. 1, op. 77

Gustav Mahler

What the wild flowers tell me (arr. Benjamin Britten)

Gustav Mahler

Symphonie no. 10 (Adagio)

Practical information

Location

Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS