For the first time since 2014, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks is back on tour in Spain. First stop was Valencia, followed by concerts at the Teatro Real in Madrid and the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona. Follow us on social media for coverage around the tour!

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BRSO und Ivan Fischer im Palacia de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia (c) BR / Astrid Ackermann


It is a musical love letter from Gustav Mahler to Alma and became world famous through Visconti’s “Death in Venice”: The “Adagietto” from the 5th Symphony. What do concertmaster Radoslaw Szulc, principal harpist Magdalena Hoffmann and principal cellist Hanno Simons associate with it?


Tabea Zimmermann (c) Marco Borggreve


On December 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm Artist in Residence, Tabea Zimmermann, will perform together with musicians of the BRSO in the series “WATCH THIS SPACE” at the TonHalle in Werksviertel-Mitte. Two viola quartets will then be heard, by York Bowen and by Garth Knox, with two compositions for flute, viola and harp presented in between. This concert is part of the Artist in Residence package with Tabea Zimmermann, but individual tickets are also available.

Concert and tickets


Leonidas Kavakos (c) Marco Borggreve

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We start the concert year 2023 with Leonidas Kavakos and Herbert Blomstedt. On January 12 & 13, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Bruckner’s “Romantic” are on the program. The week after, we also welcome a violinist with close ties to the BRSO, Gil Shaham. He is returning to play a towering work of the American violin repertoire: Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto op. 14 under the direction of Lahav Shani. Also featured are John Adam’s “Short Ride in a Fast Machine” and Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances” on January 19 & 20.


Rudolf Buchbinder © Astrid Ackermann


Long live the classics! Rudolf Buchbinder, the grandseigneur of the piano and a welcome guest at the BRSO, will play Mozart’s C minor Piano Concerto of 1786.  Elim Chan, a conductor born in Hong Kong, will open the concert with Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, and rounding off the evening with a piece never before played in Munich by the BRSO: Tchaikovsky’s Second Symphony, a work whose subtitle, “Little Russia”, has taken on completely new connotations today.

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NEw release

Gustav Mahlers impressive 9 sypmphonies in a complete edition with the Chor and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under the baton of its long-time chief conductor and great Mahler performer Mariss Jansons. Complete with rehearsal recordings and interviews on 2 Bonus-CDs.




Gustav Mahler´s last complete Symphony No. 9 – stirringly and captivatingly performed by the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under the baton of its future Chief Conductor. Live recording of the memorial concert for BERNARD HAITINK in November 2021 in Munich at the Isarphilharmonie im Gasteig HP8. This recording is also the first 3D-Audio-release in DOLBY ATMOS OF BR-KLASSIK Label!

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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.

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