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Munich Philharmonic: Schumann / WeinbergFirst Youth Concert, with Igor Levit (piano)

Conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
Copyright: Benjamin Ealovega

The Munich Philharmonic’s first Youth Concert with conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and pianist Igor Levit will be narrated by Malte Arkona.

The Munich Philharmonic’s first Youth Concert with conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and pianist Igor Levit will be narrated by Malte Arkona.

  • Igor Levit, piano
  • Malte Arkona, presenter
  • Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor

For her debut with the Munich Philharmonic, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla has chosen Symphony No 3 by the rarely performed Mieczysław Weinberg. Like his friend Shostakovich, the Soviet composer with Polish-Jewish roots got caught up in the mills of Stalinist cultural policy and was only slowly rediscovered in the West in the past decade. Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, by contrast, is an indisputable concert hall favourite. The celebrated pianist Igor Levit promises a profound approach to the romantic masterpiece.

Programme

  • Robert Schumann: Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor, Op 54
  • Mieczysław Weinberg: Symphony No 3, Op 45