Opening ceremony »MPHIL 360°«

Igor Stravinsky is the theme of this year’s »MPHIL 360°« festival. On the programme at Thursday’s grand opening concert in the Philharmonie Gasteig: Stravinsky’s »Symphonies of Wind Instruments« and his ballet »Petrushka«. Star guest for the evening is Hélène Grimaud, who will play Ludwig van Beethoven’s fourth piano concerto.

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

"Symphonies d'instruments à vent" (Symphonies for wind instruments)

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

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G major, Opus 58

Piano concertos generally served composers like Mozart or Beethoven as avehicle to display their own pianistic talents to an audience, and thus it comes as no surprise that Beethoven himself played the solo part in the world première of his Fourth...

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Intermission

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

"Petrouchka", Version 1911

 

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

Hélène Grimaud, piano

She could be called a Renaissance woman for our times. Hélène Grimaud is not just a deeply passionate and committed musical artist whose pianistic accomplishments play a central role in her life. She is a woman with multiple talents that extend far...  more