Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

François-Xavier Roth & Kirill Gerstein

Thursday
4
November 2021
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Special concert
Friday
5
November 2021
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Special concert

Programme

Claude Debussy
“Jeux. Poème dansé”
Arnold Schönberg
Piano Concerto, op. 42
Interval
Igor Stravinsky
Le sacre du printemps

Performers

François-Xavier Roth conductor
Kirill Gerstein piano
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

The première of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, by Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets russes in 1913, proved to be one of the greatest scandals in music history. This barbaric ritual of a heathen sacrifice to spring, the pounding steps and twitching movements of the dancers, and the radically modern score left the audience bewildered and outraged. Two weeks after this expressionistic explosion Diaghilev and his company mounted Debussy’s Jeux, a “poème dansé” with which the French master pointed his impressionist tone-colours in the direction of modernism. François-Xavier Roth places his BRSO concert entirely beneath the banner of the early 20th-century avant-garde by joining these two forward-looking ballet scores with Arnold Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto, a late masterpiece in his revolutionary 12-note idiom, played by pianist Kirill Gerstein.

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