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Herbert Blomstedt | Schubert

Saturday, 19. December 2020, 8.30 pm
Munich, Philharmonie im Gasteig


Edvard Grieg
Vier Psalmen op. 74, 1 "Hvad est du dog skjön"

Edvard Grieg
Vier Psalmen op. 74, 4 "I Himmelen"

Franz Schubert
Symphony No 8 C major, D 944 "The Great C major"

Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor

Tilman Lichdi, Tenor

Christian Immler, Baritone

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

A milestone in the 19th-century symphonic repertoire: even Robert Schumann waxed ecstatic at the “heavenly lengths” of Schubert’s Great C-major Symphony. Schubert’s path-breaking achievement was to compose, only one year after Beethoven’s Ninth, a similarly ambitious work that nonetheless struck out on paths all its own. Mozart’s virtuoso motet Exsultate, jubilate, sung by the Russian coloratura soprano Julia Lezheva, provides stunning opening to our annual benefit concert, held on Friday for the Süddeutsche Zeitung’s Advent Calendar. In contrast, Saturday’s programme will open with two of the Four Psalms for a cappella chorus by the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. Herbert Blomstedt, a Swedish conductor highly esteemed by the Munich public, will lend these pieces a delightful Scandinavian tinge.


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