Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Klassik am Odeonsplatz

July 2024
8:00 pm
Munich, Odeonsplatz
Classic at the Odeons place

The concert on the radio, TV and video stream

Friday, 12 July 2024, from 8.03 pm live on BR-KLASSIK on the radio To the broadcast
Friday, 12 July 2024, at 10.00 pm on BR television and video stream To the video stream
Saturday, 13 July 2024, at 8.15 pm on 3sat television


Richard Wagner
“Die Walküre” – Ride of the Valkyries
Richard Wagner
“Die Walküre” – Act 3, Final
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 73


Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Anja Kampe soprano
Michael Volle baritone
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

Attracting around 8,000 visitors on site and considerably more via TV and radio, Klassik am Odeonsplatz is one of the highlights of every BRSO season. For this year’s program, Sir Simon Rattle has chosen excerpts from Wagner’s Walküre, of which Brahms probably would have approved. In his opinion, there were “wonderful things” in it, and said about one performance: “In the Second Act, I drink a glass of beer, deliberately lie down for half an hour, and afterwards I feel refreshed again.” Brahms wrote his Second Symphony during a summer holiday on Lake Wörthersee. It’s the perfect piece for a wonderful Munich open-air concert – possibly with a glass of beer to celebrate the new BRSO chief conductor’s first season.

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