Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with David Robertson

Friday, 25 June 2021 | Herkulessaal in the residency of Munich | 8 pm

Introductory talk: 6.45 pm

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Programme

Chaya Czernowin [*1957]

Crude
for orchestra [2020/21]
Commissioned by Bavarian Radio’s musica viva series, kindly supported by the friends of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra e.V. | World premiere

Nicolaus Richter de Vroe [*1955]

Violin concerto
[2020/21]
Commissioned by Bavarian Radio’s musica viva series, kindly supported by the friends of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra e.V. | World premiere


performers

Ilya Gringolts, violin

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson, conductor

Tickets

Tickets online

about the Programme

Nicolaus Richter de Vroe knows the BRSO inside out as an active violinist, listener and composer. This newly commissioned work for “his” orchestra just had to be a concerto for the violin: ever since he heard György Ligeti’s Violin Concerto at musica viva, with Ilya Gringolts as soloist, he has hatched plans for his own concerto. Inspired by the versatility and chameleon quality of this Russian violinist, the new work follows patterns now borrowed from other pieces, now all its own. Yet Richter de Vroe is under no illusion that an intimate knowledge of the instrument automatically guarantees an easy compositional ride, much less a successful piece of music. Chaya Czernowin’s new orchestral composition deals with the courage to let go. Here giant phalanxes of sounds and masses are set in motion. “It will be a dirge”, this Israeli composer confides, “a lament on our hubristic belief that we can control everything. At the same time it’s a reminder of the unpredictable and unknown forces that move us.”

the concert on the Radio

BR-Klassik will broadcast a live recording of the concert on radio. Broadcast date to be announced.

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