Wednesday, 09_01_2019 8 p.m. | Philharmonie im Gasteig | 3rd Subscription Concert A | with Introduction | Save date
Friday, 11_01_2019 8 p.m. | Philharmonie im Gasteig | 3rd Subscription Concert B | with Introduction | Save date
Konzertdauer: ca. 2 Stunden

Jean Sibelius

Jean Sibelius is regarded as the Finnish national composer, a reputation he largely acquired through his symphonic poem Finlandia. During the period of Russian domination, this work advanced to become a kind of unofficial Finnish national anthem and...  more

"En Saga", Opus 9

An occupation with the "Kalevala" epic, a collection of Old Finnish runic songs, which Elias Lönnrot had collected and published in 1835, inspired the Finnish composer of Swedish extraction, Sibelius, to set "En Saga" to music. The symphonic poem...


Edward Elgar

Like Henry Purcell for the English music of the baroque era and Benjamin Britten for the English music of the modern age, Edward Elgar (1857 ? 1934) is regarded as the representative composer for English music in the late romantic period. This rank...  more

Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in E minor, Opus 85

In June of 1919 the publisher of Edward Elgar’s works received a letter from a remote corner of Sussex, to which the 62-year old composer had retired to recover from a tonsillectomy. In this letter, Elgar wrote: “I am terribly busy and have almost...



Sergei Prokofiev

When Sergei Prokofiev died in Moscow on March 5, 1953 - the same day as Josef Stalin - he left behind an extensive body of work, of which his musical fairy tale "Peter and the Wolf", his first symphony, subtitled "Symphonie Classique", and his ballet...  more

Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Opus 100

Sergei Prokofiev's 5th Symphony, written in 1944 during the Second World War, ranks as his main symphonic work. On the one hand it is a document of Prokofiev's allegiance to the Soviet society and musical æsthetic, while on the other it goes far...


Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Conductor

The 2017/18 season sees Santtu-Matias Rouvali begin two new tenures; Chief Conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony and Principal Guest Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra, alongside these positions he continues his longstanding Chief Conductor-ship...  more

Harriet Krijgh, Cello

Harriet Krijgh is one of today’s most exciting and promising young cellists. Her grace and expressiveness touch her audiences as soon as she is on the concert platform. Harriet Krijgh played in the most important venues in Europe including Vienna’s...  more