Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Sir Simon Rattle

Thursday
14
March 2024
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 6:45 pm

Subscription B
Friday
15
March 2024
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 6:45 pm

BR-KLASSIK will broadcast the concert live on the radio. To the broadcast

Subscription B
Saturday
16
March 2024
7:30 pm
Vienna, Musikverein

Tickets at Musikverein Wien

Guest concert

Programme

Richard Wagner
Prelude and Liebestod from “Tristan and Isolde”
Thomas Adès
Aquifer

Commissioned by the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks for the inaugural season of Chief Conductor Sir Simon Rattle with support from Carnegie Hall and the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien

world premiere
Interval
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68 (“Pastoral”)

Performers

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

A cleverly woven programme in which demise comes first: Sir Simon Rattle begins by letting Tristan and Isolde “lament, drown, and sink” in their “swelling, welling, resounding, flowing, urgent, vibrant” yearning for love. However, this sensation that has been transposed into music by Wagner along with its obsessive tragedy finally dissolves into the peaceful, contemplative atmosphere of birdsong, the babbling of a brook, footsteps, and a cleansing thunderstorm: Beethoven’s Pastoral transforms the walk of a city dweller in nature into an onomatopoeic experience and is thus decidedly reminiscent of Rattle’s inaugural concert as Chief Conductor that featured Haydn’s Creation. Between breathtaking harmonies and an intimate finale lies a substantial new orchestral work by Thomas Adès, composed for the 75th anniversary of the BRSO. Greatness in every respect.

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Emmanuelle Haim © Marianne Rosenstiehl
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