Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Sir Simon Rattle

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

Introduction: 6:45 pm

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

Introduction: 6:45 pm

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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

Audio on demand: Online until March 4, 2024

BRSO und Sir Simon Rattle 31.01.2024 © BR\Astrid Ackermann

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, 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
Sat, 23 Mar, 8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Max Joseph Saal
4th Chamber Concert
On the 200th birthday of Carl Reinecke
Fri, 12 Apr, 8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Francois Xavier-Roth © Marco Borggreve
musica viva: François-Xavier Roth
Works by Elisabeth Ogonek, Iannis Xenakis and Francesco Filidei