Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Manfred Honeck & Igor Levit

Thursday
16
December 2021
8:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie
Special concert
Friday
17
December 2021
8:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie
Special concert
Saturday
18
December 2021
7:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie
Special concert

Programme

Johannes Brahms
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, op. 15
Interval
Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No. 8 in G Major, op. 88

Performers

Manfred Honeck conductor
Igor Levit piano
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

“An orchestra of wailing and jubilant voices”: thus Robert Schumann described the piano playing of Johannes Brahms. Now Igor Levit, last season’s artist-in-residence, returns to the BRSO with Brahms’s First Piano Concerto, the very work with which the composer forged his path from chamber music to the symphony. Here the “voices” of the solo instrument and the orchestra blend into an intensive dialogue. Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony radiates the relaxed and cheerful holiday mood of the little village of Vysoká. “The melodies just drop into my lap”, the composer enthused, and indeed the symphony seems to “emerge directly from Bohemia’s natural surroundings and the Czech people”, to quote Dvořák’s enraptured biographer Otakar šourek. With this symphony Manfred Honeck conducts one of Dvořák’s most popular works, revealing him to be a Czech national composer to the very core.

Further concerts

Fri, 23 Feb, 8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Duncan Ward © Alan Kerr
musica viva: Duncan Ward & Lawrence Power
Works by Ives, Borboudakis, Djordjević and Gubaidulina
Thu, 29 Feb, 8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Ivan Fischer © Marco Borggreve
Iván Fischer & Zoltán Fejérvári
Works by Debussy, von Dohnanyi, Satie and Ravel
Thu, 7 Mar, 8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Robin Ticciati © Camille Blake
Robin Ticciati & Vilde Frang
Works by Ellington, Strawinsky and Rachmaninow
Fri, 22 Mar, 8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Emmanuelle Haim © Marianne Rosenstiehl
Emmanuelle Haïm
Works by Purcell and Händel