The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Past And Present

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AO30120140707

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)

2.10 pm

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)

3.35 pm

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).

AO30120140707

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)

2.10 pm

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)

3.35 pm

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).

AO30220140708

Jonathan Swain with more live concert recordings from the Bavarian RSO, including Berg's Violin Concerto with BRSO Artist in Residence Gil Shaham and chief conductor Mariss Jansons. The orchestra joins forces with the Bavarian Radio Choir for Beethoven's exuberant Mass in C and, to celebrate the centenary of his birth, former BRSO chief conductor Rafael Kubelik conducts Brahms's second piano concerto with Daniel Barenboim in a recording from the BRSO archive.

Mahler

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Christian Gerhaher (baritone)

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mariss Jansons (conductor)

2.20 pm

Berg

Violin Concerto ('To the Memory of an Angel')

Gil Shaham (violin)

Beethoven

Mass in C, op. 86

Luba Orgonásová (soprano)

Gerhild Romberger (mezzo-soprano)

Christian Elsner ( tenor)

Michael Volle (baritone)

Bavarian Radio Chorus

Bavarian Radio Symphony

Thomas Hengelbrock (conductor)

3.20 pm

Brahms

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, op. 83

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Rafael Kubelík (conductor).

AO30220140708

Jonathan Swain with more live concert recordings from the Bavarian RSO, including Berg's Violin Concerto with BRSO Artist in Residence Gil Shaham and chief conductor Mariss Jansons. The orchestra joins forces with the Bavarian Radio Choir for Beethoven's exuberant Mass in C and, to celebrate the centenary of his birth, former BRSO chief conductor Rafael Kubelik conducts Brahms's second piano concerto with Daniel Barenboim in a recording from the BRSO archive.

Mahler

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Christian Gerhaher (baritone)

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mariss Jansons (conductor)

2.20 pm

Berg

Violin Concerto ('To the Memory of an Angel')

Gil Shaham (violin)

Beethoven

Mass in C, op. 86

Luba Orgonásová (soprano)

Gerhild Romberger (mezzo-soprano)

Christian Elsner ( tenor)

Michael Volle (baritone)

Bavarian Radio Chorus

Bavarian Radio Symphony

Thomas Hengelbrock (conductor)

3.20 pm

Brahms

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, op. 83

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Rafael Kubelík (conductor).

AO303The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra: Past And Present20140709

Jonathan Swain continues his survey of live concert recordings from the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra including Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony with BRSO guest conductor Thomas Hengelbrock and, to celebrate the centenary of his birth, an archive recording from 1974 featuring former BRSO chief conductor Rafael Kubelík.

Schubert: Andante con moto (from Stabat Mater in G minor, D. 175)

Bavarian Radio Chorus

Bavarian Radio Symphony

Thomas Hengelbrock (conductor)

Schubert: Symphony in B minor, D. 759 ('Unfinished')

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

2.40 pm

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat, Op. 55 ('Eroica')

Rafael Kubelík (conductor).

AO303The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra: Past And Present20140709

Jonathan Swain continues his survey of live concert recordings from the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra including Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony with BRSO guest conductor Thomas Hengelbrock and, to celebrate the centenary of his birth, an archive recording from 1974 featuring former BRSO chief conductor Rafael Kubelík.

Schubert: Andante con moto (from Stabat Mater in G minor, D. 175)

Bavarian Radio Chorus

Bavarian Radio Symphony

Thomas Hengelbrock (conductor)

Schubert: Symphony in B minor, D. 759 ('Unfinished')

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

2.40 pm

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat, Op. 55 ('Eroica')

Rafael Kubelík (conductor).

AO304 LAST20140711

The tale of 11th century life concludes with Act 2 of Rossini's Tancredi. And there's more from the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, past and present, with live concert recordings from this year and the late 1970s.

Rossini Tancredi (Act 2)

Tancredi.... Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto)

Amenaide.... Patrizia Ciofi (soprano)

Argirio.... Antonino Siragusa (tenor)

Orbazzano.... Christian Helmer (bass)

Isaura.... Josè Maria Lo Monaco (contralto)

Roggiero.... Sarah Tynan (mezzo-soprano)

Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra

Enrique Mazzola (conductor)

3.40 pm

Smetana: Overture to 'The Bartered Bride'

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Rafael Kubelík (conductor)

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F, op. 90

Bavarian Radio Symphony

Herbert Blomstedt (conductor).

AO304 LAST20140711

The tale of 11th century life concludes with Act 2 of Rossini's Tancredi. And there's more from the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, past and present, with live concert recordings from this year and the late 1970s.

Rossini Tancredi (Act 2)

Tancredi.... Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto)

Amenaide.... Patrizia Ciofi (soprano)

Argirio.... Antonino Siragusa (tenor)

Orbazzano.... Christian Helmer (bass)

Isaura.... Josè Maria Lo Monaco (contralto)

Roggiero.... Sarah Tynan (mezzo-soprano)

Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra

Enrique Mazzola (conductor)

3.40 pm

Smetana: Overture to 'The Bartered Bride'

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Rafael Kubelík (conductor)

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F, op. 90

Bavarian Radio Symphony

Herbert Blomstedt (conductor).