Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Ingo Metzmacher

March 2022
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Musica viva


Wolfgang Rihm
Wolfgang Rihm
Wölffli-Lieder for Bassbariton and Orchestra
Wolfgang Rihm
Die Stücke des Sängers
Wolfgang Rihm


Ingo Metzmacher conductor
Georg Nigl baritone
Lawrence Power viola
Nicolas Altstaedt violoncello
Magdalena Hoffmann harp
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Concert video

Wolfgang Rihm © Astrid Ackermann

Information about the programme

Wolfgang Rihm’s work is pervaded by “lines of force”, such as a passion for literature and the visual arts, and often by borrowing from his own music. Earlier pieces are reworked and overwritten without being discarded. A crucial role on this labyrinthine path through time is played by lines, both written and performed: “I love the convoluted web of lines in orchestra’s potential”, he explains. “They are the intertwining grids on which I’ve been working for years”. In Die Stücke des Sängers, Orpheus is torn apart and his lyre is smashed. But new things emerge from the destruction, for his harp continues to play: “Everything I’ve brought forth by way of music I owe to a life, not to a strategy, theory or experiment. It has always been life itself.”

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