Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Sir Simon Rattle

Thursday
6
June 2024
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 6:45 pm

Subscription C
Friday
7
June 2024
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 6:45 pm

Subscription C

Programme

Antonín Dvořák
“Slavonic Dances”, op. 72
Interval
Bohuslav Martinů
“Rhapsody-Concerto” for viola and orchestra
Leoš Janáček
“Sinfonietta”

Performers

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Timothy Ridout viola
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

In 1982, Rafael Kubelík recorded Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances with the BRSO in Munich’s Herkulessaal. This is one of the reasons that this concert serves as Sir Simon Rattle’s homage to the former chief conductor. It begins with the colorful and somewhat gentler second series of Dvořák’s folk-inspired composition, in which melancholy and poetic nuances mingle with the world of exuberant dance. Violist Timothy Ridout then makes his BRSO debut in the extensively lyrical passages of Martinů’s Rhapsody-Concerto. And finally, the brass gets has a chance to shine: nine trumpets (sounding as if there were at least ninety) dominate Janáček’s Sinfonietta – a work that would have surely become popular even without its famous celebratory fanfare. But it wouldn’t take your breath away and have such an overwhelming impact otherwise.

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