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Miklós Perényi & Dénes Várjon — Brahms & Kurtág


  • 20.00 Kamermuziekzaal
  • 21.45 Expected end time
  • 19.15 Introduction by Koen Uvin


Brahms, the master of grand constructions, in counterpoint to Hungarian composer Kurtág, the master of simplicity. Brahms’ sonatas give prominence to the song of the cello. Whereas in Kurtág's musical language, the instruments seem to be conversing in sign language, creating tiny islands of sound of unprecedented expressiveness. In the Hungarian hands of Miklós Perényi and Dénes Várjon - a former student of Kurtág – these jewels truly glitter.

The Hungarian connection, for the first time in Bruges

Program and performers


Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sonata for cello and piano no. 1 in E minor, opus 38
Sonata for cello and piano no. 2 in F major, opus 99

György Kurtág (1926)
Selection from Signs, Games and Messages
Selection from Játékok


Miklós Perényi: cello
Dénes Várjon: piano