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Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Thursday, 23. March 2023, 8.00 pm
Munich, Herkulessaal
Introduction 6.45 pm

Friday, 24. March 2023, 8.00 pm
Munich, Herkulessaal
Introduction 6.45 pm


Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 49 in F minor, Hob. I:49 - »La passione«

Carl Maria von Weber
Oberon - "Ozean, Du Ungeheuer.." Rezia 2. Akt

Carl Maria von Weber
Oberon - "Trauere, mein Herz"


Carl Maria von Weber
Der Freischütz "Leise, leise, fromme Weise"

Franz Schubert
Symphony No.1 in D Major, D. 82

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor

Lucy Crowe, Soprano

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Information about the programme

John Eliot Gardiner is well known for his extraordinary and multi-faceted programmes. Already in 2019 he presented an exciting blend of symphonic music and dramatic vocal scenes with the BRSO. Following Symphony No. 44, he will now conduct another minor-mode symphony by Haydn from the late 1760s, when the composer drew near to the highly expressive world of opera. The Symphony in F minor is one of the most enigmatic and radical works from Haydn’s pen. It opens with a bleak slow movement entrusted almost entirely to the strings. The next movements, too, are all set in F minor. This work is followed by Weber’s opera scenes, almost like an ex post facto explanation for the passionate strains of the symphony. Then Schubert’s Symphony No. 1, the astonishing creation of a premature genius only 16 years old, guides us into lighter precincts (a short while later Schubert, too, would be seized by the power of dramatic music). With this symphony John Eliot Gardiner and the BRSO are launching their Schubert cycle, which will be spread over three seasons.

The concert live on the radio

BR-KLASSIK will broadcast the concert live on the radio on Friday.

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