Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Giovanni Antonini & Maria João Pires

Thursday
20
June 2024
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 6:45 pm

Subscription B
Friday
21
June 2024
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 6:45 pm

Subscription B

Programme

Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 4 in C minor, D 417 (“Tragic”)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto in E flat major, K. 271 (“Jenamy”)
Interval
Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D 485

Performers

Giovanni Antonini conductor
Maria João Pires piano
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Sir John Eliot Gardiner had to regretfully cancel his participation in these concerts for personal reasons. We are grateful to have gained Giovanni Antonini for the project, who will take over the direction of the concerts with an unchanged programme.

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20.06.2024 BRSO-Konzert mit Maria João Pires und Giovanni Antonini © BR\Astrid Ackermann

Information about the programme

Schubert was just sixteen years old when he began working on the first of his eight symphonies in 1813, the last of which he completed in 1825. At the age of nineteen, he began writing his Fourth, the “Tragic,” which moves from C minor to C major, i.e. from darkness to light – “per aspera ad astra.” The Fifth Symphony is even more optimistic, striving from the first bar towards a “brighter, better life” and a cheerful buoyancy that dissolves all melancholy. Incidentally, this is the closest Schubert ever got in his compositional output to the Mozartean ideal of beauty – as exemplified in the “Jenamy” Piano Concerto, “Mozart’s Eroica” (Alfred Einstein): original, virtuosic, and daring. Another highlight of this concert is the collaboration of Maria João Pires and Giovanni Antonini, two artists with whom the BRSO has a close relationship.