Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Antonello Manacorda & Kirill Gerstein

Thursday
4
May 2023
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Subscription C
Friday
5
May 2023
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Subscription C

Programme

Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 3 in D major, D 200
Maurice Ravel
Piano Concerto in G Major
Interval
Maurice Ravel
Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D Major
Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 6 in C Major, D 589

Performers

Antonello Manacorda conductor
Kirill Gerstein piano
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information on the programme

Ravel’s two piano concertos are rarely juxtaposed in one concert. However, it was the wish of Artist- in-Residence Kirill Gerstein to present precisely such a juxtaposition: “I have often thought about this combination. The G major Concerto has a wonderful sonic identity and is an optimistic work with no dark undertones. The D major Concerto, on the other hand, despite being in a major tonality, is dark and tragic: this is because the pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who commissioned Ravel to write the Concerto for the Left Hand, had lost his right arm in World War I. The Concerto is thus a work about the tragedy of World War I. It is fascinating that Ravel wrote both piano concertos at almost the same time. By playing them both in one concert, a well-rounded portrait of Ravel the composer emerges. That was my conception.” The conductor Antonello Manacorda complements Ravel’s portrait with Franz Schubert’s Third and Sixth Symphonies.

Audio on demand

Online until June 6, 2023

Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve

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