With his late quartets Beethoven shows us that he is not only a passionate romantic and classical storyteller, but that he also mastered the ancient techniques of Johann Sebastian Bach through and through. At the age of twelve, he already played Bach's preludes and fugues at concerts. More than forty years later, he climbed to the top of the Olympus in a grand, lofty and unparalleled fugue: the Große Fuge. Every composer after him has no choice but to relate to him in one way or another, to enter into dialogue with him. Musicologist Leo Samama (author Het Strijkkwartet) guides us through the fascinating world of Beethoven.
Beethoven's inseparable connection with Vienna will also be highlighted during a wine tasting by the Austrian sommelier Kurt Ryslavy and which will follow straight after the concert talk. "Muß es sein? Es muß sein!"
Flagey, Österreichisches Kulturforum Brüssel, Klarafestival