Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Yannick Nézet-Séguin & Beatrice Rana

Thursday
5
May 2022
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Special concert
Friday
6
May 2022
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Special concert

Programme

Hans Abrahamsen
Vers le Silence
Interval
Clara Schumann
Piano Concerto in A Minor, op. 7
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 3 in F major, op. 90

Performers

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor
Beatrice Rana piano
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

Clara Schumann virtually stopped composing after her marriage, having not only to earn money from concert appearances for her steadily growing family, but also to give her husband space for his own composing. Yet her sole orchestral work fully merits a firm place in the repertoire. Pianist Beatrice Rana has accepted the challenge of the richly chordal yet splendidly melodious solo part. The slow movement (Romanza) opens with a passionate monologue, followed by an intimate tête-à-tête with the cello. The defiantly hymnic finale likewise places its focus on the piano – Clara’s voice. The programme continues with Symphony No. 3 by Johannes Brahms, the second great love in Clara’s life. “What a work! What poetry!” she exclaimed when she first heard it; “a heartbeat, every movement a jewel!” Before the interval we will hear Hans Abrahamsen’s Vers le silence, a work commissioned by several orchestras, including the BRSO. Here the composer takes up the four elements – fire, earth, wind, water – and adds a fifth element fully in keeping with Greek philosophy: transcendent nature. At the helm of the orchestra in this unusually exciting programme is the well-known Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

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