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John Wilson & Louis Schwizgebel

Thursday, 12. December 2019, 8.00 pm
Munich, Herkulessaal
Introduction 6.45 pm
Tickets

Friday, 13. December 2019, 8.00 pm
Munich, Herkulessaal
Introduction 6.45 pm
Tickets

Programme

André Previn
Overture to a comedy

George Gershwin
Concerto in F

Interval

Erich Korngold
Symphony in F sharp major, op. 40

John Wilson, Conductor

Louis Schwizgebel, Piano

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Programme Booklet

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It’s a double début at the Bavarian RSO as British conductor John Wilson, with his penchant for jazz and film music, and Louis Schwizgebel, a Swiss pianist of Chinese ancestry, place a focus on rhythm and percussion. The mood is already captured in Gershwin’s jazzy Concerto in F. The evening begins with André Previn’s musical-esque Overture to a Comedy. Previn, who died in February 2019 shortly before his 90th birthday, often played Concerto in F as both soloist and conductor. He also championed the music of Korngold, including Symphony in F sharp major with its echoes of Bruckner and Mahler. In short, this evening’s programme is a tribute to the pianist, conductor and composer André Previn.

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