Tuesday, 24_10_2017 8 p.m. | Philharmonie im Gasteig | 1. Abo e4 | EV

Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner's (born on May 22th 1813 in Leipzig) music dramas had an extremely polarizing effect on his contemporaries. While half the public was completely drawn into the emotional power of his works, the other half found his music and his...  more

"Tannhäuser": Prelude

Johannes Brahms

"New Trails“ was the title of an enthusiastic article in the "Neue Zeitschrift für Musik“ in which Robert Schumann introduced Johannes Brahms (born on May 7th 1833 in Hamburg) to the musical world. Praised as an innovator by Schumann, Brahms was...  more

Variations for Orchestra on a Theme by Franz Joseph Haydn in B-flat major Opus 56a

Intermission

Peter I. Tschaikowsky

"I consider you the greatest musical talent in present-day Russia", Russian music critic Hermann Laroche is said to have told Peter I. Tschaikowsky (born on April 25th 1840 in Votkinsk). And indeed, with his emotion-laden, voluptuous music, the...  more

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Opus 74, "Pathétique"

"I could convince neither the orchestra nor the audience that this is my best work, and that I will never be able to write anything better than this symphony. Pity." said Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky in 1893, six days before his death, recalling the...

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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...  more