Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Sir Simon Rattle & BRSO academy

December 2023
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 6:45 pm

BRSO Academy


Hans Zender
“Schuberts Winterreise”


Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Allan Clayton tenor
Academy of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

“A group like this academy is the future of music. There is no question for me to want to be part of it”, Simon Rattle says. When he became the new Chief Conductor, he also assumed patronage of the BRSO’s renowned training center. He had already pointed out that academy students were getting better and better during his time in Berlin: “There is nothing they can’t do.” And so, for the first joint project with the BRSO Academy, he chose a particularly demanding work right away: Schubert’s Winterreise by Hans Zender. The work’s subtitle, “a composed interpretation”, suggests that it goes beyond a mere orchestral arrangement. Zender illuminates Schubert’s depths with stylistic elements of modernism – which poses considerable technical and interpretive challenges for the young musicians. The vocal part is performed by Allan Clayton, one of today’s leading tenors, who most recently excelled in the title role of Brett Dean’s Hamlet at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

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