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Extraordinary experience

Veteran conductor Herbert Blomstedt, who made his debut in 1954, leads the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Sibelius's Symphony No 4 and Mendelssohn's 'Scottish' Symphony.

Herbert Blomstedt made his conducting debut in 1954 and last week celebrated his ninety-second birthday (he's older by 20 months than even Bernard Haitink). The Swedish-American conductor still enjoys a busy international career, with a long list of honorary posts to his name and guesting with the world's finest orchestras. He's become famous for his benchmark interpretations of the Austro-German classics and championing of Scandinavian repertoire, as here in this concert recorded in Munich in May, with Blomstedt leading one of Germany's premiere orchestras. Georgia Mann presents.

Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 in A minor Op.63

8.10pm
Interval Music (from CD)
Berwald: Piano Quartet in E flat major: First mvt Adagio: Allegro ma non troppo
Lorenzo Coppola (clarinet), Donna Agrell (bassoon), Teunis van der Zwart (horn)
Ronald Brautigam (piano)

8.20pm
Wilhelm Stenhammar: Intermezzo (from SÃ¥ngen, Op. 44)
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor Op.56 (Scottish)

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt (conductor)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Last on

Wed 17 Jul 2019 19:30

Music Played

  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No. 4 in A minor Op.63

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt.
  • Franz Berwald

    Quartet in E flat major Op.1 for clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano

    Performer: Lorenzo Coppola. Performer: Donna Agrell. Performer: Teunis van der Zwart. Performer: Ronald Brautigam.
    • BIS BIS-2141.
    • BIS.
    • 7.
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar

    Sangen [the Song] - Symphonic Cantata Op.44

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony No. 3 in A Minor Op.56 (Scottish)

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quartet in D Minor, D 810, 'Death and the Maiden'

    Performer: Patricia Kopatchinskaja. Music Arranger: Patricia Kopatchinskaja. Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
    • Quartet in D Minor for Strings, D. 810, Death and the Maiden (1824).
    • Alpha Classics.
    • 003.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Valse-Scherzo, Op.34

    Performer: Julia Fischer. Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg.
    • Pentatone.

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