Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Duncan Ward

Thursday
13
October 2022
8:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie
Subscription A
Friday
14
October 2022
8:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie
Subscription A

Programme

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Elijah
Oratorio for soloists, choir and orchestra, op. 70

Performers

Duncan Ward conductor
Maria Bengtsson soprano
Wiebke Lehmkuhl alto
Maximilian Schmitt tenor
Georg Zeppenfeld bass
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

In the figure of Elijah, Mendelssohn sought to portray a prophet who was “strong and zealous, but also evil, irate and sinister”. Elijah was meant to be a flesh-and-blood human being who undergoes a radical conversion and reaches the limits of human existence. He takes the form of a militant fanatic, a resigned sceptic and finally a man of divine inspiration. The oratorio, with its protean hero, is pervaded by an unrelenting arc of tension in which Mendelssohn creates spectacular scenes of almost visceral theatricality. Listeners are virtually thrust into its various episodes – the famine, the miracles of fire and rain, the enraged masses or the prophet’s final ascension to heaven.

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