Carnival and mystery

Sylvain Cambreling, Katrien Baerts, Kenza Koutchoukali
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Fri 19.04.2024 – 20:00
Queen Elisabeth Hall, Antwerpen
Fri 19.04.24
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In his Carnaval, a work for piano solo, Robert Schumann depicts various characters such as Pierrot and Harlequin as well as his fellow composers, such as Schubert, Chopin and Paganini. Maurice Ravel transcribed the rich colour palette of this imaginative piano work for the orchestra. The German composer Hans Zender also drew on Schumann’s work for inspiration. His famous Fantasie opus 17 served as a starting point for Zender’s Schumann-Fantasie, in which he combines the 19th and 20th centuries into one majestic orchestral work. In his Mysteries of the Macabre, György Ligeti pays an absurdist homage to his own career, replete with dark humour and exuberant cynicism, with a starring role for soprano Katrien Baerts. A unique experience and a treat for your eyes and ears!

Met de steun van de Belgische Tax Shelter en Casa Kafka Pictures.

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Schumann Carnaval, opus 9

Ligeti Mysteries of the Macabre (from Le Grand Macabre)

Zender Schumann Fantasy