Thursday, 24. February 2022, 8.00 pm
Munich, Herkulessaal

Friday, 25. February 2022, 8.00 pm
Munich, Herkulessaal


Igor Stravinsky
Pétrouchka. Burlesque in four scenes (version 1947)


Gustav Theodore Holst
The planets

Daniel Harding, Conductor

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Daniel Harding (c) Julian Hargreaves


ticket presale begins on 8. February 2022

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live on the radio

BR-KLASSIK will broadcast the concert on Friday live on the radio. Beforehand, you can listen to an introduction to the concert in “Musik und Gespräche” starting at 8.05 pm.

About the Programme

Seven mood-paintings of uncommon sensuality and expressive power, each standing for itself like a monument. Fascinated by astrology, Gustav Holst took the planets and the qualities ascribed to them as the starting point of what he himself called his “embodiments”. But in the end the seven movements of his orchestral suite, composed between 1914 and 1916, can also be seen as general explorations of human nature. The BRSO has not played The Planets for 30 years. Now Daniel Harding is combining them with a no less vivid piece from the early 20th century: Stravinsky’s ballet score on Petrushka, the “immortal and unhappy hero of every fair in all countries”. Here we encounter a game of character types in a merry amalgam of styles that by no means shrinks from parodic exaggeration. Ever since its première in 1911 Petrushka has numbered among the composer’s most successful scores.

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