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Around the first concert of César Franck - Thursday 5 May at 8pm in the auditorium



HUMMEL, Piano Concerto No. 3 op. 89, 1st movement (tr. for 2 pianos P. Dheur)
HERZ, Variations brillantes pour piano sur l'air " Ma Fanchette est charmante " [by Boieldieu] op. 10
FRANCK, Duo à 4 mains n° 2 sur le quatuor de " Lucile " de Grétry op. 17
FRANCK, Prelude, fugue and variation op. 18 (version for 2 pianos)
FRANCK, First Grand Caprice op. 5

[Duration: 1h15 without break]

Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, piano
Patrick Dheur, piano

15 €

On sale at the OPRL ticket office: 04/220.00.00 or  



In 1835, the young César Franck (barely 12 years old, he had just turned 12 on 10 December 1834!) gave his first public concerts in Liege. Patrick Dheur and Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden bring these moving moments to life. Franck performed the solo part of Hummel's Piano Concerto No. 3 at the request of the Société Grétry, which was raising funds to erect the statue that now stands in front of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège. A week earlier, the young César had stunned the audience in Herz's fearsome Variations brillantes. The 2nd Duo on Grétry's opera Lucile and the famous and touching Prélude, fugue et variation complete this youthful panorama.


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As part of the César Franck bicentenary 1822-2022
Coproduction OPRL / Museums of Liège
With the support of the Société libre d'Émulation
The César Franck bicentenary 1822-2022 is supported by the National Lottery and its players.