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Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Presented by Penny Gore.

This week we focus on recent performances by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, featuring the symphonies of Beethoven and some very personal musical responses to the devastation of World War II. Our regular Thursday Opera Matinee features a rarely heard 1930s work by Karl Amadeus Hartmann, itself a study of the traumas of war.

Today, music by Beethoven frames a trio of works for soloists and orchestra by Brahms, Schumann, and Krzysztof Penderecki. His Double Concerto, yet to be performed in the UK, was written for these young performers and premiered with the BRSO in Vienna last October. This concert was recorded in the orchestra's home venue - the Herkulessaal (Hercules Hall) of the Munich Residenz - which was reconstructed after WWII.

Beethoven Egmont Overture, Op.84
Bavarian RSO, Mariss Jansons (conductor)

2.10pm
Schumann Concertstuck in F, Op.86, for four horns and orchestra
Eric Terwilliger, Thomas Ruh,
Ralf Springmann,
Norbert Dausacker (horns)
Bavarian RSO, Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

2.30pm
Brahms Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat Op.83
Yefim Bronfman (piano)
Bavarian RSO, Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

3.15pm
Penderecki Double Concerto for Violin and Viola
Janine Jansen (violin)
Julian Rachlin (viola)
Bavarian RSO, Mariss Jansons (conductor)

3.45pm
Beethoven Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36
Bavarian RSO, Mariss Jansons (conductor).

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Mon 6 May 2013 14:00