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Tour: Antwerp & Lille



20:00 — Koningin Elisabethzaal Antwerpen




20:00 — Auditorium du Nouveau Siècle


Jonathan Nott

Khatia Buniatishvili

Piotr Ilyitch Tchaïkovski

Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1 in B-flat minor op. 23

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major op. 55, 'Eroica'                                         

the music

This is the first time that the Orchestra will be performing at the Koningin Elisabethzaal in Antwerp, which is renowned for its acoustics, and in Lille, in the Auditorium Le Nouveau Siècle.

The evening concert presents two epic works sadly misunderstood at their premieres. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B minor was rejected by its dedicatee, who considered it fit for the rubbish, but it quickly became a mainstay of the concert & competition repertoire around the world. A glamorous and captivating piano personality, Khatia Buniatishvili will undoubtedly give a much-needed personal touch to this famous work.

We know the anecdote: disappointed by Bonaparte who became Napoleon I, Beethoven tore up the dedication in his honour. From then on, his Eroica Symphony celebrated the greatness of a hypothetical great man while opening the great double doors to Romanticism in music. But how hard it is to be understood as a pioneer! The work was initially deemed to be dull, endless and disjointed...

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Maurice Ravel

Valses nobles et sentimentales, pour orchestre

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 09 December 2015 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Maurice Ravel


Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 15 November 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva