Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Riccardo Minasi | Igor Levit

Thursday
24
September 2020
6:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Thursday
24
September 2020
8:30 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Friday
25
September 2020
6:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Friday
25
September 2020
8:30 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Programme

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 1 C Major, op. 15
Joseph Haydn
Symphony in G Major, Hob. I:88

Performers

Riccardo Minasi conductor
Igor Levit piano
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

Over the last few weeks Igor Levit, one of the great Beethoven pianists of our era, explained and played all 32 Beethoven sonatas on BR-KLASSIK. Now he’s the BRSO’s artist-in-residence for the 2020–21 season! Levit has already thrilled audiences by playing four Beethoven piano concertos with the same orchestra, most recently the Second, with his idiosyncratic blend of stylistic fidelity and spirit of adventure. All that’s missing is the First, op. 15, which now stands on the programme to complete the cycle. At the head of the orchestra is Riccardo Minasi, the principal conductor of the Mozarteum Orchestra and a champion of period performance practice. He’s giving his début with “Viennese classics”: Beethoven will be followed by Haydn’s Symphony no. 88, a French-inspired work that enchants us with its expressive Largo and its lilting dance movements, whether gruff in the Minuet or elegant in the Finale.

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