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Anthony Devriendt, Sylvia Huang, Jan Michiels

Distant Echoes

Johannes Brahms, György Ligeti

Brahms’ Horn trio is something unique in the romantic repertoire. 

Never before had a composer conceived of intertwining the sounds of French horn, violin and piano with each other so intimately. The idea resulted in an immensely beautiful work, that apparently discouraged other composers from writing for the same forces. 

No one dared until 1982, when Hungarian composer György Ligeti composed his horn trio and even then it was a tribute to Brahms! Both works will be played in this concert. The styles of the two trios contrast wonderfully, as does the selection of piano works preceding each trio.

Ligeti and Brahms have always been two of Jan Michiels’ favourite composers. That he can now put them so close together is a gift from heaven for him, and it’s a gift to us as well. For the two horn trios he will be joined by violinist Sylvia Huang (laureate and winner of the audience award of the 2019 Queen Elisabeth Competition) and horn player Anthony Devriendt, section leader of the Belgian National Orchestra, who recently also gave a wonderful performance of Ligeti’s horn concerto.

Concert of the city of Leuven

Mon 2 Oct 2023 · 20:30
Iers College




Klaas Coulembier



Johannes Brahms: Klavierstück op. 118 nr. 6 & op. 119 nr. 1, nr. 4 / Intermezzo op. 117 nr. 1 / Horn trio op. 40

György Ligeti: Études Touches blocquées nr. 3 /  Fém nr. 8 / Automne nr. 6 / Fanfares nr. 4 / Horn trio


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