Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Daniel Harding

Thursday
16
May 2024
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 6:45 pm

Subscription C
Friday
17
May 2024
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 6:45 pm

Subscription C

Programme

Ludwig van Beethoven
“Coriolan” Overture in C minor, op. 62
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No. 4 in A minor, op. 63
Interval
Jean Sibelius
“The Okeanids”, tone poem, op. 73
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, op. 60

Performers

Daniel Harding conductor
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

For German audiences, the music of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius is not always easily accessible. Unlike Beethoven, Sibelius preferred to compose in accordance with natural, cyclic principles rather than rely on traditional formal schemes. His Fourth Symphony, with its tragic, sombre tone that sometimes weighs heavily on the soul, is often considered an avant-garde work. The former BRSO conductor Sir Colin Davis aptly described it as “a unique piece that nobody loves.” In Sibelius’ Oceanides, the mysterious rumbling of the sea gives way to a dramatic storm that causes the waves and everything in their path to roar, pile up, tumble, and break – an ideal repertory for the conqueror of waves Daniel Harding, who frames these truly unique and spiritual symphonic images with works by Beethoven.

The concert on the radio

BR-KLASSIK will broadcast the concert live on the radio on Thursday, May 16, 2024, starting at 8:05 pm.

To the broadcast

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