The stylistic expression of Vasilije Mokranjac, one of the greatest Serbian symphonists, was largely influenced by the works of Ludwig van Beethoven. Traces of the sonata form and traditional structures in Lyric Poem, the most frequently performed work by Mokranjac, will get a modern mien, enriched with pastoral motifs and a touch of folklore. Famous French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet will perform Beethoven’s first concerto featuring his favorite instrument – the piano. The concert is concluded with another great Beethoven admirer, Gustav Mahler, whose music Vasilije Mokranjac respected greatly. On the program of this concert, which opens the Belgrade Philharmonic’s season, is Mahler’s First Symphony, the Titan.