Thursday, 30. September 2021, 8.00 pm
Munich, Herkulessaal
Introduction 6.45 pm with Johann Jahn (Moderator) and Frank Reinecke (Double Bass)

Friday, 01. October 2021, 8.00 pm
Munich, Herkulessaal
Introduction 6.45 pm with Johann Jahn (Moderator) and Frank Reinecke (Double Bass)

Programme

Richard Wagner
A Faust Ouverture

Franz Liszt
Totentanz

Interval

Franz Liszt
A Faust Symphony

Philippe Jordan, Conductor

François-Frédéric Guy, Piano

Ilker Arcayürek, Tenor

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Philippe Jordan © Michael Poehn (Wiener Staatsoper)

about the programme

In his début at the helm of the BRSO Philippe Jordan, the music director of the Vienna State Opera since 2020, devotes himself to life’s dark side and a theme from world literature that has held composers spellbound time and time again: Faust. Franz Liszt, in the three movements of his Faust Symphony, delineates character studies of the three main figures – Faust, Gretchen and Mephistopheles. His symphony culminate in a mystical finale with chorus and solo tenor, invoking the power of forgiveness through what Goethe called “the eternal feminine”. Wagner’s Faust Overture, on the other hand, is limited to the title figure, its sustained tempo describing his loneliness in his solitary study. Rounding off the programme is Liszt’s Danse macabre (Totentanz), a paraphrase on the Dies irae motif that is by turns apocalyptic, macabre and grotesque. Here, too, we hear the Faustian contest between Heaven and Hell.

concert photos

Jordan Konzert - Philippe Jordan (C) Astrid Ackermann
Philippe Jordan
Jordan Konzert - Philippe Jordan (C) Astrid Ackermann
Philippe Jordan
Jordan Konzert - Philippe Jordan (C) Astrid Ackermann
Philippe Jordan
Jordan Konzert - Philippe Jordan und François-Frédéric Guy (C) Astrid Ackermann
Philippe Jordan and François-Frédéric Guy
Jordan Konzert - François-Frédéric Guy (C) Astrid Ackermann
François-Frédéric Guy
Jordan Konzert (C) Astrid Ackermann
Jordan Konzert - BRSO und BR-Chor (C) Astrid Ackermann
BR-Choir and BRSO
Jordan Konzert - Horngruppe (C) Astrid Ackermann
Horn group
Jordan Konzert - Philippe Jordan (C) Astrid Ackermann
Philippe Jordan
Jordan Konzert - Philippe Jordan (C) Astrid Ackermann
Philippe Jordan
Jordan Konzert - BR-Chor (C) Astrid Ackermann
BR-Choir

impressions from the rehearsals

Jordan Probe - Philippe Jordan (C) Astrid Ackermann
Philippe Jordan
Jordan Probe - Philippe Jordan (C) Astrid Ackermann
Philippe Jordan
Jordan Probe (C) Astrid Ackermann
Jordan Probe - Michael Friedrich 1. Violine (C) Astrid Ackermann
Michael Friedrich 1st Violin
Jordan Probe - José Trigo Kontrabass (C) Astrid Ackermann
José Trigo Double bass
Jordan Probe - Schlagwerker (C) Astrid Ackermann
Percussionist
Jordan Probe (C) Astrid Ackermann
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