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Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Friday, November 8, 2019 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Mariss Jansons by Peter Meisel, Diana Damrau by Jiyang Chen
Brahms looks back while Strauss soars to unprecedented heights in this concert. Brahms envisioned a symphony built around a Bach theme, and in the final movement of his last symphony crafted an epic passacaglia (variations over a repeating bass line) on the master’s melody, building to a devastating emotional climax. Autumnal sentiments are also present in Strauss’s gorgeous Four Last Songs, sung here by Diana Damrau who, according to Opera News, can “do anything she wants with any note at any given time.”

Part of: International Festival of Orchestras III

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra is also performing November 9.


Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, Chief Conductor
Diana Damrau, Soprano


R. STRAUSS Four Symphonic Interludes from Intermezzo

R. STRAUSS Four Last Songs

BRAHMS Symphony No. 4


This performance is proudly supported by ICBC U.S. Region.

In honor of the centenary of his birth, Carnegie Hall’s 2019–2020 season is dedicated to the memory of Isaac Stern in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Carnegie Hall, arts advocacy, and the field of music.

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