Concert Video Karina Canellakis

Karina Canellakis and the BRSO performed works by Arnold Schoenberg and Richard Strauss in the concert on November 27.  Finnish soprano Camilla Nylund interpreted the “Four Songs op. 27,” by Strauss. The concert took place without audience. The concert video is now available in our media library.

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On 25 November, the Federal Chancellor and the heads of government of the federal states decided to extend the prohibition of events until 20 December, among other measures to contain the corona pandemic. On this basis, the Bayerischer Rundfunk is forced to cancel the concerts of its orchestras and musica viva with live audience in December 2020.

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Oksana Lyniv – Concert Video

In our live stream concert (without audienc) on November 20, Oksana Lyniv conducted Mendelssohn’s 4th Symphony in the revised version from 1834 and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major. Jehye Lee (violin) and Tobis Reifland (viola) could be heard as soloists – both members of the BRSO themselves.

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Rehearsal with … OKSANA LYNIV

The Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv chose for her début with the BRSO Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 A major, op. 90. We were at the rehearsal of Mendelssohn’s “Italian” symphony.


Franz Schubert – Audio biography

The tenth audio biography is devoted to the short, but extremely productive life of Franz Schubert. Jörg Handstein unrolls an astonishingly colorful and multifaceted picture of the composer, often reduced to clichés, on 3 CDs. As a bonus, the CD contains a previously unpublished recording of “The Great”  C Major Symphony, D.944 conducted by Herbert Blomstedt.


Mariss Jansons – His last concert

On November 8, 2019, at Carnegie Hall, New York, during a tour with the BRSO and only a few weeks before his unexpected death, Mariss Jansons conducted his final concert. On the programme were the four symphonic interludes from Richard Strauss’ opera “Intermezzo” and Johannes Brahms’ Fourth Symphony. The live recording in Carnegie Hall, released here for the first time on CD by BR-KLASSIK, is the great conductor’s musical legacy.


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Shortly after it was founded by Eugen Jochum in 1949 the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (BRSO) developed into an orchestra of international repute. The British trade journal Gramophone placed it among the top ten of ‘the world’s greatest orchestras’, as did the Japanese music magazine Mostly Classic.

Whether in its Munich concerts or on its worldwide tours, the BRSO works on a regular basis with renowned conductors and soloists. It can boast of numerous CD releases and prizes, including a Grammy for ‘best orchestral performance’ and the German Record Critics’ Prize.

The core missions of the BRSO also include promoting young talent and cultivating the music of our time. From 2003 -2019 the orchestra has been headed by the Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons.

Click here for more on the history of the BRSO

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