Thursday, 19_10_2017 7 p.m. | Philharmonie im Gasteig | 1. Juko | SFK

Sergei Rakhmaninov

Sergei Rakhmaninov, one of the greatest pianists of all time and one of the most outstanding melodists amongst composers, was born at Oneg, near Novgorod, on 20 March 1873 (1 April New Style), into a musical family. In 1888 Rakhmaninov began to study...  more

Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 4 in G minor, Opus 40

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...  more

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67

Its opening motive with the two-fold knocking numbers among the best-known themes in music history. Its musical path "from darkness to light” has been interpreted countless times – the popularity of Beethoven’s "fate” symphony is unarguable. This...


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

Denis Matsuev , piano

Since his triumph in the 1998 at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition, Denis Matsuev has become a virtuoso in the grandest of Russian pianistic tradition and has quickly established himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his...  more

Andreas Korn , moderation

Andreas Korn machte zunächst in Kalifornien einen Highschool-Abschluss und dann in Lüneburg sein Abitur. Während eines kurzen Aufenthaltes in Paris legte er ein französisches Sprachdiplom an der Alliance Francaise ab. Danach studierte er...  more