Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Alan Gilbert & Kirill Gerstein

Thursday
20
October 2022
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Subscription D
Friday
21
October 2022
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Subscription D

Programme

Richard Strauss
“Burleske” for Piano and Orchestra
Sergej Rachmaninow
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Interval
Johannes Brahms
Piano Quartet in G minor
orchestration by Arnold Schönberg

Performers

Alan Gilbert conductor
Kirill Gerstein piano
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

The Russian-American pianist Kirill Gerstein will launch his BRSO residency, not with a piano concerto, but with two works for piano and orchestra that beggar comparison in their virtuosity, witty playfulness and range of expression. Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1934) and the 21-year-old Strauss’s Burlesque take listeners through a gigantic panoply of moods and sounds, from diabolical fury to saucy parody, from mighty upsurges to the most delicate of reveries. Just the right milieu for Kirill Gerstein, a straddler of musical eras, of classical music and jazz, and an artist of enormous flexibility and exploratory verve. To enrich the brew, Alan Gilbert, the principal conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, will present Schoenberg’s brilliant orchestration of Brahms’s Piano Quartet in G minor. Schoenberg’s quip, that his arrangement is Brahms’s fifth symphony, is as cogent today as ever before.

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