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Berliner Philharmoniker
Semyon Bychkov

  • Detlev Glanert
    Theatrum bestiarum (00:24:08)

  • Richard Strauss
    An Alpine Symphony (00:51:26)

His perspective is scenic. And if one is on the lookout for a contemporary composer who sensitively draws the external world into the depth of his works, one will soon come across Detlev Glanert. Just a few months ago, the former Henze student celebrated the successful world premiere of his opera Nijinskys Tagebuch in Aachen. And now the Berliner Philharmoniker venture to perform an opus by Glanert. The piece is called Theatrum bestiarum and is an orchestral work – captivating in its tonal plethora. In the concerts, of which Theatrum bestiarum is a part, we are honoured by an old friend on the rostrum of the Philharmoniker: Semyon Bychkov. He juxtaposes Glanert’s bestiary with a natural spectacle of a quite megalomaniac scope. After the break, Bychkov and his orchestra interpret Richard Strauss’ Alpensinfonie: another work that unfolds scenic dimensions.

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