Leuven’s musical kickoff to its celebration of the Vesalius year will be Peter Maxwell Davies’s Vesalii Icones, in a video production directed by Peter Missotten.
High-Romantic expressivity, twelve-tone writing, incredible energy and musical experimentation from the past century – the Goeyvaerts Trio and Jan Michiels are wild about it all.
Messiaen’s Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus from 1944 is a masterpiece of piano literature. Steven Osborne made his international breakthrough with his CD recording of this piece.
The Danel Quartet will play two astonishing little-known jewels from the 20th-century string quartet repertoire and a lively clarinet quintet by Paul Hindemith.
Listen to Debussy’s babbling brooks, then travel on to Berg’s and Mahler’s roaring rivers with the celebrated duo Stella Doufexis and Daniel Heide.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Pieter Wispelwey both played first in Leuven
as soloists, later as a duo, and now they’re in a stunning new string
DeFilharmonie is coming to the party in Leuven in full force! Maurice
Ravel expresses his fascination with Viennese waltzes in La Valse.
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