Founded in 1949, the Munich-based Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra is one of Germany's finest ensembles, attracting many distinguished musicians throughout its history. This week, as well as selection of recent live concert recordings of the orchestra playing core Austro-German repertoire, Jonathan Swain presents soloists of the Bavarian RSO in chamber music.
And each day, to celebrate the recent centenary of his birth, there's a chance to hear recordings from the BRSO's archive of 1970s performances by Rafael Kubelik. As the orchestra's longest-serving chief conductor, Kubelik did more than anyone to set the seal on the orchestra's international reputation.
Mendelssohn: Overture to 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', op. 21
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Rafael Kubelík (conductor)
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G, op. 88
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, op. 115
Christopher Corbett (clarinet)
with Gil Shaham (violin) and soloists of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra:
Radoslaw Szulc (violin)
Wen Xiao Zheng (viola)
Sebastian Klinger (cello)
Schubert: Mass No. 6 in E flat, D. 950
Malin Hartelius (soprano)
Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano)
Martin Mitterrutzner (tenor)
Maximilian Schmitt (tenor)
Hanno Müller-Brachmann, (bass-baritone)
Bavarian Radio Chorus & Symphony Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst (conductor).