Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Chamber Concert

“Sprechende Musik – Klingende Worte”
February 2024
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Max Joseph Saal
Chamber concert
February 2024
6:00 pm
Tutzing, Evangelische Akademie
Chamber concert


Joseph Haydn
“Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze” (“The Seven Last Words”)
Steve Reich
“Different Trains” for string quartet and tape


Daniela Jung violin
Marije Grevink violin
Christiane Hörr-Kalmer viola
Jan Mischlich violoncello

Audio on demand: Online until April 12, 2024

BRSO © Stan Hema

Information about the programme

With Different Trains, commissioned by the Kronos Quartet and written in 1988, the American minimalist composer Steve Reich transformed an event of contemporary history into a musical work of art. The “different trains” tell of his childhood, during which he travelled many times across the American continent in order to commute between his separated parents, while at the same time Jewish children in Europe were being deported by train to concentration camps. Reich, who is himself Jewish, superimposes the sounds and rhythms of moving trains with tape recordings of eyewitnesses in a fascinating manner, and thus commemorates the shocking simultaneity of completely divergent realities. Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross was composed in 1787 for a Good Friday service in Cadiz in southern Spain. In their meditative and timeless grandeur, the (almost) exclusively slow movements are among Haydn’s most poignant works.

Further concerts

Tue, 7 May, 7:00 pm
Munich, Werksviertel-Mitte, Technikum
Gammon © Bene Kögl
Watch This Space | BRSO Trio Basso meets Gammon
Tue, 14 May, 7:00 pm
Munich, Werksviertel-Mitte, Technikum
Anton Barakhovsky © BR\Astrid Ackermann
Watch This Space | Anton Barakhovsky and the BRSO academy
Thu, 30 May, 8:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie
Riccardo Muti © Todd Rosenberg
Riccardo Muti
Works by Haydn, Schubert and Strauss