Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Daniele Gatti

Thursday
3
March 2022
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Subscription C
Friday
4
March 2022
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Subscription C

Programme

Richard Strauss
“Don Juan”, op. 20
Richard Wagner
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg WWV 96 – Vorspiel 3. Akt
Interval
Hector Berlioz
Symphonie fantastique (Episode de la vie d’un artiste), op. 14

Performers

Daniele Gatti conductor
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

One subject dominates the ecstatic scores that Daniele Gatti has chosen for this concert: love’s boundless rapture. For Don Juan, the suave ladies’ man, Strauss took his inspiration from a poem by Lenau: “O magic realm, illimited, eternal, / Of gloried women, loveliness supernal! / Fain would I, in the storm of stressful bliss, / Expire upon the last one’s lingering kiss!” Things that flew a thousandfold to Don Juan were denied to the autobiographical hero of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, who seeks his beloved in vain. In his mind she becomes a torturous idée fixe until he turns to drugs and takes part in a hallucinatory witches’ sabbath featuring his own execution. Both men – Don Juan and Berlioz’s hero – constantly cross red lines. And Die Meistersinger? Here the hero sings of love with divine inspiration and wins the prize – in this case, anachronistically enough, a woman named Eve.

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