31 October 2020
Philippe Herreweghe's unrelenting admiration for Johannes Brahms is undoubtedly grounded in the numerous song collections and vocal works of the Viennese romantic. In this programme, an intimate diptych of piano recital and song evening, he and the Argentine pianist Nelson Goerner go in search of the lost ideal: the refreshing simplicity and folk character in which Brahms' complex identity as a human being and composer speaks directly and infinitely to us about love, loss and desire.
This unique evening is conceived as an diptych in which you can combine Goerner's piano recital with the songs and chants by Collegium Vocale Gent and Philippe Herreweghe.
Johannes Brahms, Variationen über ein eigenes Thema, Op. 21/1 — Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5