El Bacha will take you through the 24 preludes of Bach, Chopin and
Rachmaninoff – that’s 24 x 3 pieces, spanning two hundred years of music
history from the late baroque to the overripe Romantic.
Forty years ago the Lebanese pianist Abdel Rahman El Bacha won Belgium’s Queen Elisabeth Competition, at barely nineteen! Afterwards, he stayed in Belgium, where he has built himself an impressive international career.
El Bacha is still in demand all over the world, but he has a special bond with Belgian audiences. In October the pianist will be 60, a good reason for a grand birthday present! But it’s mainly the pianist himself who will treat you to a multi-course menu of preludes.
Seventy-two variations on a basic recipe are on the menu, and there’s also the birthday cake.
CONCERT 2 Bach, Chopin & Rachmaninov: from Fis to b