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Munich Philharmonic: Šerkšnytes / Schumann / WeinbergMirga Gražinytė-Tyla (conductor), Igor Levit (piano)

Conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
Copyright: Benjamin Ealovega

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla makes her debut with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla makes her debut with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • Igor Levit, piano
  • Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor

None less than Gidon Kremer described Raminta Šerkšnyte’s “De Profundis” as “the calling card of Baltic music”. Composed in 1998, the work for string orchestra has become the world’s most performed Lithuanian composition.

 

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, principal conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, is a compatriot of Raminta Šerkšnyte and a great admirer of the composer’s style, which she admiringly calls “Ramintacism”. For her debut with the Munich Philharmonic, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla has further 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

  • Raminta Šerkšnytės: “De profundis” for string orchestra
  • Robert Schumann: Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor, Op 54
  • Mieczysław Weinberg: Symphony No 3, Op 45