Friday, 05. February 2021, 8.30 pm
funeral march from: Adrast, Opera D. 137
Serenade Nr.1 D-Dur op.11
Robin Ticciati, Conductor
Christian Gerhaher, Baritone
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
about the programme
Brahms’s misgivings toward the symphonic genre are the stuff of legend: he was 43 before he appeared before the public with his début symphony. It is to these misgivings that posterity owes his two Serenades, opp. 11 and 16, with which he inched his way toward the royal genre in his mid-20s. The Serenade in D major shows how ambitiously he experimented with these forms, both in its strikingly long duration (45 minutes!) and in the contrasts between its six movements. Before then, baritone Christian Gerhaher will sing Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder, on poems by Friedrich Rückert. Here the expression of private mourning is magnified into a spiritual confrontation with death, a theme of universal import. At the head of the orchestra will be the British conductor Robin Ticciati, the highly successful principal conductor of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin since 2017, and always a welcome guest at the BRSO.
impressions from the rehearsals
NO LIVE AUDIENCE until February 14, 2021
On January 19, 2021, the Federal Chancellor and the heads of government of the federal states decided to extend the prohibition of events until February 14, 2021, among other measures to contain the corona pandemic. On this basis, the Bayerischer Rundfunk is forced to cancel the concerts of its orchestras, choir and musica viva with live audience until February 14, 2021.