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Philippe Herreweghe conducts Schumann
Philippe Herreweghe conductor
Nelson Goerner piano
Brahms Piano Concerto no. 2
Schumann Symphony no. 3, ‘Rheinische’
Principal guest conductor Philippe Herreweghe will be continuing his Schumann Cycle at the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra with Symphony No. 3. In this work, the composer translated his wonderment of the colossal Cologne Cathedral and the natural landscape surrounding the Rhine into music. The peaceful yet tempestuous atmosphere that Schumann perceived in the Rhineland is expressed in his music, earning the composition the nickname ‘Rheinische’. Also on the programme is the grandiose Piano Concerto No. 2 by Brahms. This piano concerto, the longest in the Classical-Romantic repertoire, is more than a traditional concerto; it is better described as a symphony with a piano part. The highly technically demanding piano part in this phenomenal work is perfectly suited to Argentinian master pianist Nelson Goerner.