Opening Concert Isarphilharmonie

  • Thierry Escaich

    "Arising Dances", commissioned work

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven, born in December 1770 in Bonn into a musical family, attracted attention early in his life thanks to his outstanding musical talent. In 1792 the Prince Elector of Bonn sent him to Vienna to enable him to perfect his knowledge…

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G major, Opus 58

    Piano concertos generally served composers like Mozart or Beethoven as avehicle to display their own pianistic talents to an audience, and thus it comes as no surprise that Beethoven himself played the solo part in the world première of his Fourth…

  • Henri Dutilleux

    Henri Dutillleux was born in Angers (France) on 22 January 1916. As early as his school days, he began to study piano, harmony and counterpoint with Victor Gallois at the Douai Conservatoire. From 1933-1938 he attended the Paris Conservatoire,…

    "Métaboles"

    Henri Dutilleux, nine years older than Pierre Boulez and only seven years younger than Olivier Messiaen, is the highly regarded Nestor of contemporary French composers and has a number of characteristics in common with Paul Dukas: the extremely high…

  • Rodion Shchedrin

    Rodion Shchedrin was born in 1932 in Moscow into a musical family: his father was a composer and a teacher of music theory. He studied at the Moscow Choral School and in 1955 he graduated from the Moscow Conservatory where he studied composition and…

    "The Sealed Angel: I. Truly. Angel of God" for Choir and Flute

  • Maurice Ravel

    Maurice Ravel, born on March 7th 1875 in Ciboure, Basses-Pyrénées, is one of the 20th century composers who worked less as destroyers than as renewers of traditional forms and techniques. His great role model was Mozart, but he likewise had great…

    "Daphnis et Chloé", Suite No. 2

    It was less the historical Greece than the "Greece of my dreams, as the 18th Century French artists envisioned and painted it" that inspired Maurice Ravel as he set out to compose a ballet score for Sergei Diaghilev´s company. The plot is based on…

  • Valery Gergiev Conductor

    Born in Moscow, Valery Gergiev initially studied conducting under Ilya Musin at the Leningrad Conservatory. While still a student, he won the Herbert von Karajan conducting competition in Berlin. In 1978, aged 24, Valery Gergiev became assistant…

  • Daniil Trifonov Piano

    Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov – winner of Gramophone’s 2016 Artist of the Year award – has made a spectacular ascent in the world of classical music as a solo artist, a champion of the concerto repertoire, a collaborator at the keyboard in chamber…

  • Philharmonischer Chor München Chorus Master: Andreas Herrmann

    The Philharmonic Chorus of Munich is one of the leading large scale concert choruses in Germany and partner chorus of the Munich Philharmonic. Its repertoire ranges throughout the choral music of every period, from early polyphonic works all the way…