Beethoven, Debussy, and Wagner with the Munich Philharmonic
On November 27, beginning at 8 pm CET, Deutsche Grammophon’s DG Stage will feature Andris Nelsons conducting the Munich Philharmonic in a fantastic program of works by Beethoven, Debussy, and Wagner. Filmed at the Gasteig in Munich in October 2020, the concert will be available to stream online via DG Stage starting on November 27.
The program will open with a joyful reading of Ravel’s kaleidoscopic orchestration of Debussy’s early piano work Danse, based on the tarantella rhythm. In the “Pastoral” Symphony, Nelsons and the musicians give vibrant expression to Beethoven’s rural portraits, from the sounds of flowing water and birdsong to the building violence of a storm. There’s more birdsong in the intimate, poetic Siegfried Idyll, written as a birthday present for Wagner’s wife, Cosima. With its every nuance captured to perfection, this work brings the concert to an uplifting end.
Photo: Marco Borggreve