Saturday, 20_01_2018 7 p.m. | Philharmonie im Gasteig | 3. Abo d | EV

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

"Francesca da Rimini" in E minor Opus 32

Reading Dante´s "Divina Commedia" had inspired Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky to compose his fantasy, "Francesca da Rimini", Opus 32, in 1876. Setting forth the program of the work, the score is preceded by the Fifth Canto from the "Inferno", and when...

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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

"Wesendonck Songs" for soprano and orchestra (arranged by Felix Mottl)

Intermission

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

Symphony No. 3 in F major, Opus 90

Johannes Brahms’ Third Symphony, written in 1883, found a great admirer in Antonín Dvorák: "There is a mood in it that one doesn’t often find in Brahms! What magnificent melodies can be discovered there! It is imbued with love, and it truly opens...

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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

Anja Harteros, soprano

“Soprano of the century”, the “Stradivari of voices” - attributes assigned to the young artist by enthusiastic critics, colleagues and fans of Anja Harteros. The artist herself said in an interview about her approach to the roles she plays: “To...  more