Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

David Afkham & Christian Tetzlaff

Thursday
16
November 2023
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 6:45 pm

Subscription B
Friday
17
November 2023
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 6:45 pm

Subscription B

Programme

Anton Webern
Passacaglia for orchestra in D minor, op.1
Alban Berg
Concerto for violin and orchestra “To the memory of an angel”
Interval
Franz Schmidt
Symphony No. 4 in C major

Performers

David Afkham conductor
Christian Tetzlaff violin
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

This concert promises two exciting novelties: David Afkham will be the third conductor making his debut this season, and a symphony by Franz Schmidt will be performed for the first time ever in a BRSO concert. Afkham, currently Chief Conductor of the Spanish National Orchestra, trained as a conductor with the renowned Bernard Haitink, who was also closely associated with the BRSO – which makes for a fitting debut. Franz Schmidt is one of the Viennese fin-de-siècle composers who is unjustly neglected nowdays. Schmidt himself described the Fourth Symphony, written in 1932-1933 after the death of his 30-year-old daughter in childbirth, as a “requiem.” His epic, late-Romantic style results in deeply-felt music imbued with formal finesse and a tragic, poignant character. Berg’s Violin Concerto, written in 1935, provides the perfect companion piece, since it is also a “requiem” for someone who departed early from this world: Manon Gropius, Alma Mahler’s daughter, who died when she was only 18 years old.

Further concerts

Tue, 7 May, 7:00 pm
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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