Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Sir Simon Rattle

Thursday
1
February 2024
8:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie

Introduction: 6:45 pm

Subscription A
Friday
2
February 2024
8:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie

Introduction: 6:45 pm

Subscription A

Programme

Hector Berlioz
Roméo et Juliette op. 17 – Romeo allein. Festivitäten bei den Capulets
Hector Berlioz
Roméo et Juliette op. 17 – Scherzo
Hector Berlioz
Roméo et Juliette, op. 17 – Love scene
Interval
Claude Debussy
“Jeux. Poème dansé”
Charles Koechlin
“Les Bandar-Log”, op. 176
Maurice Ravel
“La valse”

Performers

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

The French repertoire occupies a prominent place among Simon Rattle’s many musical preferences. In 2010, he was awarded the Order of Knight of the French Legion of Honor for his groundbreaking performances of works by French composers. In addition to its fascinating sound world, this music is also ideally suited for an orchestra to work on, because it allows the ensemble to elicit completely different colors and attain a distinctive virtuosity. Alongside well-known classics, the BRSO will perform an absolute novelty: Les Bandar-Log (Hindi for “great apes”) from Charles Koechlin’s setting of The Jungle Book: the episode of the anarchic troop of monkeys that have captured Mowgli provides the composer with a model for a wild potpourri of sounds and stylistic devices. It is beguiling how calm and luminous the music becomes once the rowdy gang has been successfully driven away.

Further concerts

Thu, 20 Jun, 8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Giovanni Antonini © Marco Borggreve
Giovanni Antonini & Maria João Pires
Works by Schubert and Mozart
Mon, 24 Jun, 7:00 pm
Munich, Werksviertel-Mitte, TonHalle
TonHalle im Werksviertel-Mitte © Antonia Schwarz
Watch This Space | Amy Beach - Composer and women's rights activist
Fri, 28 Jun, 8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Jörg Widmann © Marco Borggreve
musica viva: Jörg Widmann
Works by Jörg Widmann
Wed, 17 Jul, 7:00 pm
Munich, Werksviertel-Mitte, TonHalle
Michael Volle © Gisela Schenker
Watch This Space | Michael Volle & friends