Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

SZ-Charity-Concert with Herbert Blomstedt | Schubert

December 2020
8:30 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal


Edvard Grieg
Vier Psalmen op. 74, 1 “Hvad est du dog skjön”
Edvard Grieg
Vier Psalmen op. 74, 4 “I Himmelen”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Exsultate jubilate, KV 165
Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 8 in C major, D 944 “The Great C major”


Herbert Blomstedt conductor
Julia Lezhneva soprano
Tilman Lichdi tenor
Christian Immler baritone
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Concert video

Herbert Blomstedt © picture-alliance/dpa

Information about the programme

A milestone in the 19th-century symphonic repertoire: even Robert Schumann waxed ecstatic at the “heavenly lengths” of Schubert’s Great C-major Symphony. Schubert’s path-breaking achievement was to compose, only one year after Beethoven’s Ninth, a similarly ambitious work that nonetheless struck out on paths all its own. Mozart’s virtuoso motet Exsultate, jubilate, sung by the Russian coloratura soprano Julia Lezheva, provides stunning opening to our annual benefit concert, held for the Süddeutsche Zeitung’s Advent Calendar. The programme will open with two of the Four Psalms for a cappella chorus by the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. Herbert Blomstedt, a Swedish conductor highly esteemed by the Munich public, will lend these pieces a delightful Scandinavian tinge.

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