Friday, 18. December 2020, 8.30 pm
Vier Psalmen op. 74, 1 "Hvad est du dog skjön"
Vier Psalmen op. 74, 4 "I Himmelen"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Exsultate jubilate, KV 165
Symphony No 8 C major, D 944 "The Great C major"
Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor
Julia Lezhneva, Soprano
Tilman Lichdi, Tenor
Christian Immler, Baritone
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
benefit concert for the süddeutsche zeitung advent calendar
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 for the Süddeutsche Zeitung’s Advent Calendar. The 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.
NO LIVE AUDIENCE IN DECEMBER
On 25 November, the Federal Chancellor and the heads of government of the federal states decided to extend the prohibition of events until 20 December, among other measures to contain the corona pandemic. On this basis, the Bayerischer Rundfunk is forced to cancel the concerts of its orchestras and musica viva. Tickets already purchased will be refunded.
impressions from the rehearsals
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Hannu Lintu & Emanuel Ax
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