Sometimes there is more to tell. Much more. About a work, a time or place, a composer, a book that served as inspiration. In the music talk, we bring in a specialist who can provide more context and background. Meet the speakers of season 19-20.

Music Talks 19-20

  • Marc Erkens (NL), professor at the Lemmens Instituut, takes place behind the piano and guides you to the secrets of Mahler's music during our concerts in Brussels
    > 6 september: Mahler 5
    > 13 december: Mahler 1
    > 15 december: Mahler 1
    > 21 february: Mahler 6


  • Robin Broos & Jeroen Struys (NL), film journalists of De Morgen and De Standaard, and radio hosts of Klara's The Original Soundtrack, on Miloš Forman's cult classic
    > 13 september: Amadeus
    > 14 september: Amadeus


  • Hugues Dayez (FR), film journalist of the RTBF, on Miloš Forman's cult classic
    > 13 september: Amadeus
    > 14 september: Amadeus


  • Andrea Bardyn (ENG), post doctoral researcher at the KULeuven and author of Wijvenwereld, on the role of women in the Middle Ages
    > 4 oktober: Eötvos & Bartók


  • Maarten Boudry (NL), philosopher and author of Waarom de wereld niet naar de knoppen gaat, on pessimism versus decisiveness and progressive thinking
    > 12 october: Ein Heldenleben


  • Luk Van Haute (NL), author of Schetsen uit het leven, on Japanese culture: geisha, samoerai, sushi, zen and cherry blossoms... these are still amongst the first associations people have with Japan. In this lecture, Luk Van Haute puts nuances to a few generalisations and cliches, and outlines an image of a Japanese society that is much diverser than some would like to think.
    > 9 november : Paradise Lost

  • Alicja Gescinska (NL), philosopher and author Thuis in muziek, on the role of the artist in the USSR
    > 16 november: Shostakovich 10

  • Hendrik Vos (NL), professor in Political Sciences at the University of Ghent, on the importance of the EU
    > 31 january: Beethoven 9

  • Pascal Cools (NL), managing director of DC, on innovation and creativity in Flanders
    > 21 march: Symphonie fantastique

  • Sjeng Scheijen (NL), author of Sergej Diaghilev, een leven voor de kunst, on the laborious history of Ravel's ballet music
    > 4 april: Daphnis et Chloé

  • Francis Maes (NL), professor in Musicology at the University of Ghent, on Russian music
    > 24 april: Tchaikovsky 4

The Music Talks start at 19:30 and are free of charge.

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