The concert on the radio

In the concert originally scheduled for April 23, 2021, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Johannes Kalitzke will perform the work MOULT by Clara Ianotta and Déserts by Edgard Varèse. Isabelle Faust will give the Munich premiere of Peter Eötvös’ Violin Concerto No. 3 Alhambra. BR-KLASSIK will broadcast the concert recording on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, starting at 8:05 pm on the radio.

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Concert video: BRSO, Magdalena Kožená and Sir Simon Rattle

Sir Simon Rattle, the designated chief conductor of the Bavarian Radio Choir and Symphony Orchestra, gave his début appearance in the musics viva series at the helm of the BRSO and the Bavarian Radio Chorus. He conducted the world premiere of Ondřej Adámek’s Where are You?, a composition for mezzo-soprano (Magdalena Kožená) and orchestra, and Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum by Olivier Messiaen. The concert (without audience) is now available as video on demand!

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Concert video: BR Chorus, BRSO and Sir Simon Rattle

In a second concert, Sir Simon Rattle, the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra presented Henry Purcell’s Funeral music of Queen Mary and Georg Friedrich Haas’s hour-long ensemble piece in vain, an exceptional work that combines sound and light to achieve a breath-taking intensity. Enjoy the video on demand of the concert!

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musica viva

musica viva was founded by the German composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann in 1945. It is one of the world’s most famous events for future-oriented and contemporary music, where many experimental works and performances for orchestra and chamber music receive their premiere. Director Winrich Hopp took over musica viva in 2011.

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