Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Reinhard Goebel

Thursday
17
March 2022
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Subscription B
Friday
18
March 2022
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Subscription B

Programme

Johann Friedrich Fasch
Overture for 2 Orchestras
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in due cori for 4 Flute and Orchestra A-major RV 585
Georg Friedrich Händel
Concerto a due cori D-major, HWV 335a
Interval
Johann Christian Bach
Symphony for Double Orchestra E-flat major, Op. 18 No. 1
Christian Cannabich
Symphonia à Due Orchestre

Performers

Reinhard Goebel conductor
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

“Handel is always to be preferred above all others.” Thus Charley Burney wrote in his Present State of Music in 1772. The music of Italy, in contrast, he found “paltry”. But Burney was highly selective in his opinion, for he wrote “only” about contemporary composers. By that time Vivaldi had been dead for 30 years, otherwise his assessment would have been different. Nor was Fasch alive at the time. On the other hand, Burney knew the “London Bach” and heard Cannabich’s “estimable symphonies” in Schwetzingen. From these five composers Reinhard Goebel, a leading figure in period performance practice, has chosen a programme of works for double ensemble, in which two orchestras “concertize” with or against each other. The centrepiece is Vivaldi’s brilliant Concerto for Four Flutes and Orchestra, likewise a contest between virtuosos. Played with verve and panache, the music becomes an utter delight for the listener!

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