Wednesday, 18 October 2017 | 20:30 | STUK

The Czechoslovakian Jew Erwin Schulhoff was one of the most versatile European composers between the two world wars.

From early on, he closely followed all the developments music underwent, from Czech modernism and French impressionism, the atonality of the Second Viennese School to the invasion of Europe by American jazz. Schulhoff interpreted all of these influences in his very own way.

In a series of double portraits, pianist Daan Vandewalle will let you hear both Schulhoff’s willfulness and the connections with his great contemporaries. Variety and surprises guaranteed!


Ervín Schulhoff - Alban Berg - Igor Stravinksy - Arnold Schönberg


Daan Vandewalle

Daan Vandewalle enjoys an international reputation as a specialist in contemporary music. Several composers, among which Frederik Rzewski and Alvin Curran, wrote music just for him. In this portrait recital, he’ll zoom in on the many facets of the multilayered work of central guest Bernhard Lang.

Website Daan Vandewalle

Johan Van Cauwenberge

Kunstenaar en dichter Johan Van Cauwenberge doceerde kunstkritiek aan het Instituut voor Journalistiek in Brussel, gaf lezingen, schreef essays en werkte voor Klara. Tijdens de festivaleditie 2017 leent hij tweemaal zijn warme stem: tijdens À quatre, à cinq, à sept op de Ravel & co, en ter begeleiding van het concert Een grote onbekende: Ervín Schulhoff.


Naamsestraat 96
3000 Leuven



H. Hartkliniek, Naamsestraat 102c


Lijnen 1 en 2
Halte H. Hartkliniek

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