Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Chamber Concert

“Genius and Madness”
June 2024
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Max Joseph Saal
Chamber concert
June 2024
6:00 pm
Tutzing, Evangelische Akademie
Chamber concert


Hugo Wolf
“Italienische Serenade”
Hugo Wolf
Songs after Mörike and Goethe for soprano and piano
Ludwig van Beethoven
Irish Songs for Voice and Piano Trio, WoO 152-154
Hugo Wolf
Intermezzo for string quartet in E flat major
Carlo Gesualdo
“Moro, lasso, al mio duolo”
Robert Schumann
Six Songs, op. 107
Robert Schumann
Klaviertrio Nr. 1 d-Moll op. 63
Ernest Chausson
“Chanson perpétuelle” for soprano and piano, op. 37


Lydia Teuscher soprano
Lukas Maria Kuen piano
Korbinian Altenberger violin
Lorenz Chen violin
Benedict Hames viola
Samuel Lutzker violoncello

Information about the programme

It is a popular romantic theme: the fine line between genius and madness. In Beethoven’s case, all one needs to do is look at the portrait of the agitated artist with tangled hair and crazy eyes, who jots his notes down on paper in a manic creative frenzy and in the face of impending deafness. Wolf was hospitalized twice – and died in the clinic. When Schumann was admitted to Endenich, “melancholy with delusion” was noted as a diagnosis in the admission book. And the Italian Renaissance prince Carlo Gesualdo was not only a gifted composer, but very probably also a murderer. In the chromatic descent at the end of his madrigal, we seem to hear the agony of a guilty man tormented by remorse. The result? Insanely brilliant music!

The concert on the radio

BR-KLASSIK will broadcast the concert on the radio on Sunday, July 21, 2024, starting at 8:05 pm.

To the broadcast

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