Sunday, 25_02_2018 2_30 p.m. | Philharmonie im Gasteig

»MPHIL 360°«: MPHIL Kammerorchester & Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble

Never change a winning team – this also goes for the partnership between the Munich Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and the Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble with conductor Valery Gergiev. Already on stage together at last year’s »MPHIL 360°« festival, they will this year present two of the best-known masterpieces for string orchestra: Antonio Vivaldi’s »Four Seasons« and Richard Strauss’s »Metamorphosen«. Naturally, Stravinsky must also make an appearance, contributing his masterly »Concerto in D« as well as his violin concerto to the evening. The soloist is Kristóf Baráti.

Antonio Vivaldi

"Le Quattro Stagioni" (The Four Seasons), Opus 8 No. 1-4

At the next concert for children, federal prize-winners from the "Jugend musiziert" ("Young People Make Music") competition, accompanied by the Munich Philharmonic, will play the four famous violin concertos in which Vivaldi placed such clearly...

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Intermission

Richard Strauss

The composer Richard Strauss, born on June 11th 1864 in Munich, was one of the most multi-faceted musical personalities of the late 19th and early to mid-20th centuries. While his early works were couched in traditional classic forms and genres, in...  more

"Metamorphosen"

In his instrumental piece, "Metamorphosen", Richard Strauss dealt with his personal experience during the final war years when several theatres and concert halls were destroyed. The idea of metamorphosis plays a significant role in many of Strauss´s...

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Igor Strawinsky

Igor Strawinskys works stand out by virtue of their great diversity of style. There was hardly a technique or stylistic development of his time that he didn't deal with, and which did not find expression in his vast body of works, comprising...  more

"Concerto in D" for string orchestra

Igor Strawinsky

Igor Strawinskys works stand out by virtue of their great diversity of style. There was hardly a technique or stylistic development of his time that he didn't deal with, and which did not find expression in his vast body of works, comprising...  more

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major

 

Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcowici, direction

Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcowici completed his violin studies with Stefan Gheorghiu; after finishing his studies, he moved with his family to Israel. Before becoming principal concert master of the Munich Philharmonic in 1992, he held the same position...  more

Kristóf Baráti, violin

Hungarian violinist Kristóf Baráti is recognised increasingly across the globe as a musician of extraordinary quality with a vast expressive range and impeccable technique. In 2014, at the age of 35, Baráti was awarded Hungary’s highest cultural...  more

Kammerorchester der Münchner Philharmoniker

Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble

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