Thursday, 10. February 2022, 8.00 pm
Friday, 11. February 2022, 8.00 pm
In light of the rapidly increasing wave of Omicron infections, the Bayerischer Rundfunk has decided to suspend all BRSO concerts up to and including Wednesday, February 16. The Bayerischer Rundfunk asks for your understanding for this decision, which was not taken lightly. In all its deliberations, the BR's primary concern is to protect the health of its ensemble members, as well as the technical personnel involved in concert productions and broadcasts.
The BRSO hopes to find alternative dates to welcome back its valued guest artists affected by these cancellations in the near future.
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Violin Concerto in D Minor
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor
Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor
Frank Peter Zimmermann, Violin
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
About the Programme
Franz Welser-Möst has programmed this concert with two unique late works. Schumann’s Violin Concerto was long considered to be the product of the composer’s already diseased mind and has only gradually acquired the appreciation it deserves. Fully interiorised and devoid of superficial brilliance, it movingly displays Schumann’s skill in uniting all the parts into a poetic whole. Violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann, who, like Welser-Möst, has been associated with the BRSO for over 30 years, is a superb champion of this “internalized music”. Bruckner’s Ninth, dedicated to “my dear God”, is the crown of his symphonic output. But he was not granted time to complete it, and the last movement remained a fragment. The final sounds are thus given to the slow movement, whose unique grandeur has imparted an almost mystical aura to all performances ever since.
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