Saturday, 19_10_2019 7 p.m. | Philharmonie im Gasteig | 1st Subscription Concert e4 | with Introduction | Save date
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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

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in B-flat minor, Opus 23

Calling it worthless, unplayable, trivial and vulgar, pianist Nikolai Rubinstein rejected Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky´s First Piano Concerto. Composing it in 1874 had been a harrowing task for Tchaikovsky. Rubinstein demanded a total revision, which...

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Intermission

Anton Bruckner

Opinions once varied on the music of Anton Bruckner (born on September 4, 1824 in Ansfelden, near Linz), who ranks amongst the great symphonists after Beethoven. While one faction regarded him as a destroyer of traditions, the other side ecstatically...  more

Symphony No. 7 in E major

It was his Seventh Symphony, written between 1881 and 1883, that enabled Anton Bruckner to achieve his actual breakthrough as a symphonist. As early as the Leipzig world première on December 30, 1884 under the direction of Arthur Nikisch, Bruckner...

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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

Behzod Abduraimov, Piano

Behzod Abduraimov’s performances combine an immense depth of musicality with phenomenal technique and breath-taking delicacy. He works with leading orchestras worldwide including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony...  more