Friday, 19. March 2021, 8.30 pm
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 3 C minor, op. 37
Duncan Ward, Conductor
Yefim Bronfman, Piano
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
We regret to announce that Tughan Sokhiev has been forced to cancel his participation in our live radio broadcast due to newly introduced quarantine regulations. At the same time, we are pleased that Duncan Ward, who recently assisted Sir Simon Rattle in the preparation of Georg Friedrich Haas’ in vain, will be able to take over the programme at short notice.
about the programme
Here a longstanding friend meets a newcomer at the helm of the BRSO. For a quarter of a century the American pianist Yefim Bronfman has been an esteemed guest with the orchestra, playing all five piano concertos in Lorin Maazel’s Beethoven cycle in 2000 and serving as artist-in-residence in 2012-13. Now he returns to Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, this time under the Russian conductor Tugan Sokhiev, the current music director of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Sokhiev is an acknowledged expert in the Russian repertoire, represented in this concert by Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite, a seminal work of Neoclassicism and one of the composer’s most popular scores.
impressions from the rehearsals
BRSO-concerts without live audience until april 5, 2021
On March 3, 2021, the Federal Chancellor and the heads of government of the federal states decided to extend the lockdown until March 28, 2021, among other measures to contain the corona pandemic. The orchestra’s anticipation of being able to play in front of a live audience again after Lockdown is great. Unfortunately, it is extremely unlikely that this will be possible before Easter. Therefore the BRSO has decided not to give concerts in front of a live audience up to and including April 5 (Easter Monday).