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Live on takt1: Gergiev + Münchner Philharmoniker

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Valery Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic present a programme of music from Wagner to Rihm.

  • Valery Gergiev | Copyright: © Alexander Shapunov

    Valery Gergiev © Alexander Shapunov

  • Münchner Philharmoniker | Copyright: © Münchner Philharmoniker

    Münchner Philharmoniker © Münchner Philharmoniker

Valery Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic open their concert with the funeral march for the anarchic hero of Richard Wagner's “Ring of the Nibelung”. This is followed by a new work by Wolfgang Rihm. And finally, there is probably no conductor in the world today better qualified than Gergiev to take on the colourful, conflicted sonic world of Russian composer Shostakovich, whose fifth symphony is on the programme.

Shostakovich described the work as “a Soviet artist’s creative response to justified criticism”. The fifth is decidedly scaled back in comparison to his earlier symphonies, returning to the musical language of the late romantic era – a change in style that was forced by the communist regime, but which Shostakovich managed to turn to his advantage. At the same time, he made no effort to disguise the work’s mournful tone, which at times verges on the depressive.

Tune in on 28 March at 20:00! All takt1 live streams are available as video on demand after the concerts.

English title Shostakovich, Rihm & Wagner: Munich Philharmonic and Valery Gergiev
Genre Symphonic Music
Recording location Kölner Philharmonie
Recording date March 28th 2019
Production year 2019
Production Company soneMedia
Producer Simeon Klein
Director Michael Ciniselli
Musical style Symphonic Music
English title of music work Symphony No. 5 D minor Op. 47
Composer Dmitri Shostakovich
English title of music work Funeral March from "Götterdämmerung"
Composer Richard Wagner
Composer Wolfgang Rihm
Orchestra / Band Münchner Philharmoniker
Conductor Valery Gergiev

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