The great Belgian pianist Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden presents Liszt's transcription of Beethoven's idyllic Sixth Symphony, in which one can hear twittering birds, babbling brooks, a rousing peasant festival and a violent cloudburst that turns into rainbow luck. The happiness and tranquillity of this symphony are exceptional in the oeuvre of Beethoven, who was previously known for his quick-moving character. Vanden Eynden shows us the composer's two faces. Then he lets go of all the devils with Liszt's famous Mephisto Waltz no. 1.
Flagey, Goethe-Institut Belgien