The Max Bruch Violin Concerto is one of the all-time favourites of the violin repertoire. And rightly so, as is evident not only from its popularity with audiences but also from the love of soloists for the work.

This is followed by two works composed as ballets. Roussel reworked Bacchus et Ariane into a popular suite, just as Ravel did with his homage to Johann Strauss, Jr. in his iconic La Valse.


Guillaume Connesson • Flammenschrift (2012)
Max Bruch • Violinkonzert nr.1 in g-Moll, op.26
Albert Roussel • Bacchus et Ariane, suite nr. 2, op. 43
Maurice Ravel • La Valse (poème choréographique)



Stéphane Denève


Stéphane Denève is the music director of the Brussels Philharmonic. This top French conductor designs his programmes combining 21st century music with the great classics, thereby opening up a dialogue between the repertoire of the past and that of the future.

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Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, violin


"You can see why Nikolaj Znaider and Stéphane Denève get on so well [...] both the violin soloist and conductor in this compelling concert from the Brussels Philharmonic clearly share the same fastidious ear for detail and crystal-clear articulation" (The Scotsman)

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