Everything in Florestan Bataillie's life orbits around music! He is not only a pianist and composer but also an inspired storyteller who eagerly imparts his deep-seated passion for classical music to the audience.
Who isn't familiar with the sultry clarinet glissando that opens Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue? It's almost unbelievable that this modern blend of a classical piano concerto and an impressive jazz solo will mark its 100th anniversary in 2024.
In our exploration, you'll delve into the historical context, the construction of this masterpiece, and, of course, be treated to some juicy anecdotes. Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur or just curious, everyone is welcome, and no prior knowledge is required!
Flagey, Brussels Philharmonic