Friday, 16. April 2021, 8.30 pm
Munich, Philharmonie im Gasteig
“Vienna Philharmonic” Fanfare for brass and timpani, AV 109
Sonatine for 16 Winds No. 1 F-Major WoO 135 "Aus der Werkstatt eines Invaliden"
Ouvertüre Scherzo und Finale für Orchester op.52
Christian Thielemann, Conductor
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
about the programme
Hard to believe that Christian Thielemann has never stood at the helm of the BRSO. But now listeners will have a chance to hear him conducting his preferred repertoire: the German romantics and Richard Strauss. This special début will get off to an effective start with the brass fanfare that Strauss dedicated to the Vienna Philharmonic, followed by his rarely heard Sonatina no. 1 for six wind instruments. Subtitled “From the workshop of an invalid”, Strauss composed it in 1943 in the midst of the Second World War following a severe case of influenza. It reveals his consummate skill in handling a richly textured wind fabric. Roughly 100 years earlier Schumann composed his op. 52, shortly after his First Symphony. Owing to its three-part design (without a slow movement) he considered it “lighter” than a symphony and preferred to call it a suite or sinfonietta. In the end it was published with the title Overture, Scherzo and Finale.
impressions from the rehearsals
Radio broadcast: Johannes Kalitzke – without audience
Live radio broadcast: Peter Eötvös | Senza Sangue – without audience