NEWS: CONCERTS IN MAY
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, there are the following changes to the upcoming concerts in May: the live radio broadcast with Susanna Mälkki and Gil Shaham planned for May 7 had to be cancelled. The concert conducted by Jakub Hrůša on May 14 will take place, but not as planned as a video livestream. It will only be broadcast live on the radio on BR-KLASSIK. Thank you for your understanding.
Jansons conducts Bruckner
This live recording of Bruckner’s Third Symphony in its third and final version of 1889 with Mariss Jansons conducting the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks from the year 2005 is now released on CD by BR-KLASSIK.
Watch this space
One year ago, in May 2020, we started our WATCH THIS SPACE series in Werksviertel-Mitte – with the Bach Chaconne. At that time our concertmaster Anton Barkhovsky played it in front of an empty chair, as no audience was allowed. Since then, we have played in many places there, experienced countless interesting encounters and, above all, have discovered one thing again and again: Music connects us! In one of our last concerts Korbinian Altenberger also played the Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004 by J.S. Bach – here are some excerpts from it!
It’s hard to believe that Christian Thielemann has never stood at the helm of the BRSO. But now listeners had a chance to hear him conducting his preferred repertoire: the German romantics and Richard Strauss. On the programme: the brass fanfare that Strauss dedicated to the Vienna Philharmonic, followed by his rarely heard Sonatina No. 1 for 16 wind instruments. Also: Overture, Scherzo and Finale, op. 52 by Robert Schumann.
Corona virus – latest news
The orchestra’s anticipation of being able to play in front of an audience again after lockdown is great. Unfortunately, it is extremely unlikely that this will be possible before May 14. Therefore the BRSO has decided not to give concerts in front of an audience up to and including May 14, 2021. BR will endeavour to broadcast the concerts on radio, television or streaming.