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Dénes Várjon, Izabella Simon & musicians of the BFO

Mahler. Chamber Music

chamber music
Wed 16 May 2018 -20.00
introduction by Jan Christiaens 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.25
All prices include booking fees.

Part of Budapest Festivalpas 2018 and Abo Kamermuziek 17-18

Pocket-sized Mahler

In his Piano Quartet - the late-Romantic outpouring of a brooding adolescent - the young Gustav Mahler gives us a glimpse into his soul. Its anguished music already gives us a foretaste of his symphonies, in which dark tragedy is never far away. It’s not for nothing that Mahler’s Sixth Symphony was nicknamed 'the tragic'. He has a huge orchestra – including bells and cow bells – say a resounding no to fate. In the transcription for a smaller configuration, the bitterness of this music remains undiminished.

programme

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Piano _Quartet in A minor
Symfonie in D no. 1 ‘Titan’ (arr. for four-hand piano)

performers

Musicians of the Budapest Festival Orchestra: string trio
Dénes Várjon & Izabella Simon: piano

Wed 16 May 2018 -20.00
introduction by Jan Christiaens 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.25
All prices include booking fees.

Part of Budapest Festivalpas 2018 and Abo Kamermuziek 17-18