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John Wilson & Louis Schwizgebel

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

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


André Previn
Overture to a comedy

George Gershwin
Concerto in F


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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