Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with Johannes Kalitzke

Friday, 23 April 2021 | Philharmonic Hall in the Gasteig Munich

the concert on the Radio

BR-KLASSIK will broadcast the concert recording on the radio on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, starting at 8:05 pm.

To the broadcast


Isabelle Faust, Peter Eötvös, Clara Ianotta © LMN Berlin


for chamber orchestra [2018/19]
Munich premiere

Peter Eötvös [*1944]

Violin Concerto No. 3 [2018]
Munich premiere

EDGARD VARÈSE [1883-1965]

for 15 instrumentalists, percussion and electronic tape [1960/1961]


Isabelle Faust, violin

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Johannes Kalitzke, conductor

about the Programme

Phenomena that evoke special images and states of mind can make mysterious and auspicious titles. In her orchestral piece Moult, the Roman composer Clara Iannotta points to the existential and painful process of growth and metamorphosis that governs the lives of certain reptiles and insects. The Hungarian composer-conductor Peter Eötvös, in his violin concerto Alhambra, was inspired not only by the architecture and history of this famous building: “The many fountains, the surrounding mountains, the incredible Andalusian sunsets – all of this became part of my piece”. In contrast, Franco-American composer Edgard Varèse refers not only to physical landscapes with the title Déserts: it is above all a reflection of his soul, “man alone in a world full of mysteries…”

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