Franck: Les Djinns, Symphonic Variations, Piano Triptychs – Tanguy de Williencourt, Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Kristiina Poska

May 23, 2022, 9:00 am

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The two pieces for piano and orchestra (Les Djinns, Symphonic Variations) and the two large solo triptychs gathered here testify to César Franck’s dazzling maturity in his last years of life, as well as to his return to writing for the piano. The quintessence of his creative quest is manifested in these formally ambitious and expressively powerful works. Above all, they affirm the genius of this incomparable mind, constantly driven by a thirst for the absolute. French pianist Tanguy de Williencourt has received the highest accolades from the press in his native country: “a complete musician” (Michel Le Naour), “pianistic authority and rich colors” (Alain Cochard).