Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Sir Simon Rattle

Thursday
21
September 2023
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 6:45 pm

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Friday
22
September 2023
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 6:45 pm

Subscription D
Sunday
24
September 2023
3:00 pm
Ottobeuren, Basilika
Guest concert

Programme

Joseph Haydn
“The Creation”
oratorio for soli, choir and orchestra, Hob. XXI:2

Performers

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Lucy Crowe soprano
Benjamin Bruns tenor
Christian Gerhaher baritone
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Concert video

Sir Simon Rattle © Stephan Rabold

Information about the programme

Simon Rattle felt no hesitation in commencing his tenure as Chief Conductor of the Chor and Symphonieorchester des BR with Haydn’s Creation. “It contains everything. The whole world. It looks both towards the past and far into the future of everything music can be. It is balance and revolution at the same time, a true work of the Enlightenment.” Magnificent choruses, graceful melodies, the finest polyphony, all firmly anchored in an optimistic view of humanity: “Anyone who doesn’t automatically feel better after hearing it really needs help,“ Simon Rattle says with a wink.” The Creation is healthy in a very honest way.” But health also includes a good dose of humor, and Haydn provides it, even in a setting as sacred as the Creation story. At the same time, a work radiating light also casts some shadows on our own present. What has remained of the spirit of the Enlightenment? And what have we done with the “world, so great, so wonderful”?

Rehearsal insight

Further concerts

Tue, 7 May, 7:00 pm
Munich, Werksviertel-Mitte, Technikum
Gammon © Bene Kögl
Watch This Space | BRSO Trio Basso meets Gammon
Tue, 14 May, 7:00 pm
Munich, Werksviertel-Mitte, Technikum
Anton Barakhovsky © BR\Astrid Ackermann
Watch This Space | Anton Barakhovsky and the BRSO academy
Thu, 30 May, 8:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie
Riccardo Muti © Todd Rosenberg
Riccardo Muti
Works by Haydn, Schubert and Strauss