Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Constantinos Carydis

Thursday
30
November 2023
8:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie

Introduction: 6:45 pm

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Friday
1
December 2023
8:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie

Introduction: 6:45 pm

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Programme

Nikos Skalkottas
“Four Images”
Joseph Canteloube
“Chants d’Auvergne” for soprano and orchestra
Interval
Ottorino Respighi
“Fontane di Roma”
Tōru Takemitsu
Air for flute solo
Ottorino Respighi
“Pini di Roma”

Performers

Constantinos Carydis conductor
Louise Alder soprano
Henrik Wiese flute
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

“Sing about your country, your native soil!,” could be the subtitle of the Greek conductor Constantinos Carydis’ programme. These are the words with which a kindred spirit encouraged the composer Joseph Canteloube to engage in his passion for the folk songs of his French homeland. In his arrangement, Canteloube wanted to “adorn the beauty of the songs from Auvergne, collected between 1923 and 1930, with the greatest possible natural poetry.” Nikos Skalkottas’ Four Images also transport us to a rural setting: harvest, sowing, grape harvest, and wine pressing are the four stages depicted in these impressions of Greece, composed in 1948. The climax of the evening is marked by the celebration of the “Legend of Rome” in Ottorino Respighi’s opulent instrumental color, inspired by magical places and the need to translate “truth into sound.”

Further concerts

Tue, 7 May, 7:00 pm
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Watch This Space | BRSO Trio Basso meets Gammon
Tue, 14 May, 7:00 pm
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Anton Barakhovsky © BR\Astrid Ackermann
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Riccardo Muti © Todd Rosenberg
Riccardo Muti
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