Author: Unitel

Antonio Pappano, finally reunited with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, is joined by Kirill Gerstein. Live from Philharmonie Munich.

  • Antonio Pappano, Kirill Gerstein | Copyright: © Musacchio & Ianniello licensed to EMI Classics, Marco Borggreve

    Antonio Pappano, Kirill Gerstein © Musacchio & Ianniello licensed to EMI Classics, Marco Borggreve

Only once has Sir Antonio Pappano been a guest of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks – time for a reunion with the British star conductor at the Philharmonie in Munich! Pappano has earned the highest reputation as long-standing music director at London's Opera House Covent Garden and of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome.

In Munich, his extraordinary programme includes Sergei Rachmaninoff's magnificent Second Symphony, which demonstrates the outstanding melodic qualities of the Russian composer, who is regarded as the “Last of the Romantics”. To celebrate the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, Pappano will present the rarely heard Symphony No. 2, which shows the young American conductor and composer in search of meaning. With this work, dubbed “The Age of Anxiety”, the composer struck the nerve of the post-war generation who oscillated between loneliness and the craving for pleasure and longed for stability in faith.

Kirill Gerstein, “who is emerging as one of the most respected pianists of his generation” (New York Times), will give his debut with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in the dark, urban piece of Bernstein. As the symphony’s dazzling protagonist, he will bring his jazz experience to this highly topical piece. Live from the Philharmonie Munich on 15th June 2018.

A production of BR and UNITEL



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