Memorial Concert

In honor of our long-standing Chief Conductor Mariss Jansons the BRSO and the BR-Choir performed  Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, the “Resurrection Symphony”, on Wednesday, 15 January 2020 under the direction of Zubin Mehta. As part of the concert, the BRSO posthumously awarded the Karl Amadeus Hartmann Medal to Mariss Jansons.

Watch the concert here

Impressions and further information


This new CD contains one of the last recordings with Mariss Jansons: “Pini di Roma” by Ottorino Respighi from a concert in May 2019. In November 2017, the “Carmen Suite”, masterfully arranged by Rodion Schtschedrin based on the famous melodies from George Bizet’s opera, was performed in concert.


Memories of Mariss Jansons

We asked musicians, members of management and colleagues from Bayerischer Rundfunk to share their very personal memories of Mariss Jansons.

Video (with English subtitles)


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Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

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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