Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Sir Antonio Pappano & Yuja Wang

Thursday
17
February 2022
8:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie
Subscription A
Friday
18
February 2022
8:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie
Subscription A
Saturday
19
February 2022
7:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie
Subscription S

Programme

Antonín Dvořák
Othello, op. 93
Franz Liszt
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major
Interval
Carl Nielsen
Symphony No. 4 “The inextinguishable”

Performers

Sir Antonio Pappano conductor
Yuja Wang piano
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

“I have an idea for a new work, which has no programme, but which will express what we understand by zest for life or expressions of life … where one would simply say, ’This is life’.” Thus Carl Nielsen wrote of his Fourth Symphony, which he called “The Inextinguishable”. Composed between 1914 and 1916, it is considered to be a milestone in Scandinavian music, reflecting the events of the Great War with the dramatic timpani duel in the final movement. A life in harmony and the violence of nature are likewise synonymous with Desdemona and Othello in Antonín Dvořák ’s Othello Overture. Here, too, the timpani becomes a seismograph of the emotions. Between these two “life works”, conductor Antonio Pappano has placed Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, played by Yuja Wang. This Chinese pianist will pound the keys in the highly demanding solo part while caressing the delicate hues with ingratiating elegance.

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