Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto still shows a very clear infuence of Mozart and Haydn, but the personality of the wild, shock-headed man already bursts through all the conventions.

The Creation Mass was Haydn’s penultimate Mass, with the clear, exuberant sound of the grand master that he would remain for all time.


Joseph Haydn – Il mondo della luna, Hob. 28/7 (overture)
Ludwig van Beethoven – Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 in C-Dur, op. 15
Joseph Haydn – Schöpfungsmesse in B-Dur, Hob. 22/13



Hervé Niquet

Hervé Niquet, chief conductor of the Vlaams Radio Koor and principal guest conductor of the Brussels Philharmonic, is known for moving beyond established conventions and customs.

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Martin Helmchen, piano

Brussels Philharmonic


The Brussels Philharmonic was founded in 1935 by the Belgian public broadcaster (NIR/INR). It enjoys an excellent reputation for performing premieres of new works and has collaborated with world-renowned composers such as Bartók, Stravinsky, Messiaen and Francesconi.

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