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Mariss Jansons & Diana Damrau

Thursday, 24. January 2019, 8.00 pm
Munich, Herkulessaal
Introduction 6.45 pm with Johann Jahn (Moderator) and Ilker Arcayürek (Tenor)

Friday, 25. January 2019, 8.00 pm
Munich, Herkulessaal
Introduction 6.45 pm with Johann Jahn (Moderator) and Howard Arman (Choreinstudierung)

Programme

Richard Strauss
Four Last Songs, TrV 296

Interval

Anton Bruckner
Mass No. 3 F minor, WAB 28 (Grand Mass)

Mariss Jansons, Conductor

Diana Damrau, Soprano

Sally Matthews, Soprano

Karen Cargill, Mezzo-Soprano

Ilker Arcayürek, Tenor

Stanislav Trofimov, Bass

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Programme Booklet

Download Programme Booklet (in German)

Mariss Jansons is the principal conductor of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir, and his joint projects with the chorus, headed by Howard Arman, are invariably highlights of the concert season. Now, for the first time in his Munich era, Maestro Jansons will conduct a Bruckner Mass, and since he is a great Bruckner conductor his choice fell on Mass No. 3 in F minor. Laid out on a symphonic scale, this monumental creation offers the Bavarian Radio Choir and the quartet of young solo vocalists ingratiating tasks ranging from lyrical cantilena to mighty jubilation. Not by accident, the use of a solo violin and the introverted inflection recall Bruckner’s model, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis. In the first half of the concert listeners can again welcome the soprano Diana Damrau, last heard with the Bavarian RSO in their “Klassik am Odeonsplatz” series. This time the Strauss specialist will treat listeners to the other-worldly beauty of the Four Last Songs, a work perfectly in tune with the crepuscule mood of Bruckner’s mysticism. Three settings of poems by Hesse lead to the Eichendorff setting “Im Abendrot” (At Sunset), which ends with the question “Is this perhaps Death?” – a question left unanswered, but lightened by a tranquil postlude from the orchestra.


Photo Gallery

Here are some impressions of the rehearsals and concerts.

Mariss Jansons & Diana Damrau (c) Peter Meisel
Mariss Jansons (c) Peter Meisel
Mariss Jansons (c) Peter Meisel
Mariss Jansons (c) Peter Meisel
BR-Chor (c) Peter Meisel
Mariss Jansons (c) Peter Meisel
Sally Matthews, Karen Cargill, Ilker Arcayürek & Stanislav Trofimov (c) Peter Meisel
Sally Matthews, Karen Cargill, Ilker Arcayürek & Stanislav Trofimov.
BR-Chor (c) Peter Meisel
Mariss Jansons & Diana Damrau (c) Peter Meisel
Mariss Jansons & Diana Damrau (c) Peter Meisel
Diana Damrau (c) Peter Meisel
Mariss Jansons & Diana Damrau (c) Peter Meisel
BRSO (c) Peter Meisel
Sally Matthews, Karen Cargill & Mariss Jansons (c) Peter Meisel
Sally Matthews & Karen Cargill
Ilker Arcayürek (c) Peter Meisel
Tenor Ilker Arcayürek
Stanislav Trofimov (c) Peter Meisel
Bassist Stanislav Trofimov
BRSO (c) Peter Meisel
BRSO (c) Peter Meisel
München (c) Peter Meisel
Munich at night
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