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"Tharaud is able to make the leaps from visionary to flippant, sublimely beautiful to downright silly with ease and his willingness to take risks really impresses."

BBC Music Magazine, 2009

Flanders Festival Brussels & Bozar Music


In his search for precision, clarity and formal perfection, Maurice Ravel can be considered as an heir of French baroque composers such as François Couperin and Jean-Philippe Rameau. The gentle melancholy that coloured many of these baroque works also comes across in Ravel’s music. In the six-part piano suite Le Tombeau de Couperin from 1917, Ravel paid homage not only to the earlier French masters but also to the soldiers who fell in World War I. Alexandre Tharaud’s recital, the mood of which is undeniably melancholic, also includes works by Ravel’s contemporaries and compatriots Erik Satie and Francis Poulenc. Completing the programme is Franz Schubert’s Moments Musicaux, a piece that Tharaud performs in his role as the pianist in Michael Haneke’s award-winning film Amour.


Presentation by Greet Samyn.
The end of the concert is expected around 21h45 (break 25').



Tue 03.09.13


  • Alexandre Tharaud/Francois Couperin, Tic-Toc-Choc and other ‘pièces de clavecin’
  • Franz Schubert, Moments musicaux, D 780
  • Francis Poulenc, Mélancolie
  • Erik Satie, Six Gnossiènnes no. 3 & 1
  • Maurice Ravel, Le tombeau de Couperin


Mon 22
Sep ‘14

BOZAR - 19:00

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

René Jacobs
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Cappella Amsterdam

Sun 09
Nov ‘14

National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg - 17:00

1000 Voices for Peace

39 Choirs, 1000 Voices, 18 Concerts

Wed 26
Nov ‘14

BOZAR - 20:00

Wiener Symphoniker

Philippe Jordan
Katia Buniatishvili

Thu 12
Mar ‘15

BOZAR - 20:00

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Andris Nelsons
Alexei Ogrintchouk

Sat 21
Mar ‘15

BOZAR - 20:00

Armonia Atenea

George Petrou

artistic partners

Festival van Vlaanderen BRXL Klara Bozar Flagey De Munt

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