What an absurd Situation: The Munich Philharmonic orchestra in front of 100 listeners at the Gasteig.
Munich - If you do a lot of arrived early? Or, even worse, to Have started inside already? False Alarm: The Munich Philharmonic orchestra and chief conductor Valery Gergiev actually want to be resurrected point eight from the ruins of the Corona-crisis. What is going on until then, in the courtyard of the Gasteig: nothing. Here and there a pass – could also be a stray Passer-by. Some of the together in pairs to chat. As it gongt, is genestelt to the Mouth guard. In the foyer of the Philharmonie, the leftovers Make, a few seconds later, in the hall, the loneliness of the music friend is experiencing its peak: More than three, four per row are not allowed.
so this Is the "moving Moment", by the Philharmonic's artistic Director, Paul Müller, in his short speech, talking about? The restart of the orchestra in front of an audience, the first public concert in front of only 100 allowed listeners, which is initially less tears in the back listening pleasure, but of frustration and a shake of the head free. The atmosphere is like a sample. When the orchestra is seated, before the appearance of Valery Gergiev, rises to the applause of the sparse Häufchens. Friendly the sounds, uplifting and defiant, determined to be the first Live-a pleasure after months of an irrational Bavarian easing policy spoil: Up to 700 listeners would be, according to a hygienic concept of the Gasteig finally possible.
Maximum of 45 instrumentalists on the stage
With a special permit, and the Corona Test was Gergiev from his home city of St. Petersburg, flew in to be. After a few Ghost concerts, just for Video there is the public restarting now, as the chief thing, that is a strong sign. And to not even nostalgia or emotion advent, begins Gergiev with a double joke: with Sergei Prokofiev's parodistic "Symphonie classique" and Dmitri Shostakovich's Concerto for piano, trumpet and string orchestra. Everything sounds with a lot more reverb than usual. The exploded Seating of a maximum of 45 instrumentalists enhanced the chamber music-like charm. It is almost a Paradox: The orchestra sounds so present and dynamic as always, at the same time, the skeleton of the scores is apparently Corona provides clearly for a healthy sound diet. And sometimes, some of the musicians are evident, especially the concertmaster Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcowici. The blossoms, more and more of the Co-conductor of Gergiev evenings, and there are grading pulses, where the technique of the Maestro irritated with the usual scarce trial time.+ principal conductor Valery Gergiev was flown with special permission from St. Petersburg in.©Photo: Hans Engels
so, You can play the Prokofiev in more detail, but not to a such occasion to the weight. Again and again there is applause, a few Bravi mix including. Soon Corona is clear:-concerts such as this lift is the Opposite of the stage and the ranks, here are the orchestra and the visitors come together to form a destiny and a community of solidarity. At the climax of Shostakovich is Opus, which is served here is not too bright, but as the circus music with the nobility. Pianist Anna Vinnitskaya complements the understated virtuosity, and very contoured game. Trumpeter Guido Segers finished his Part with butter soft sound. Melancholy by nature in Franz Schubert's b minor Symphony. The Rugged, Repellent of the "Unfinished" do not come out completely. Two, three heavy heartache moments occur in the quiet passages. And as the factory bags as exhausted and Empty sound, is also to forget the bizarre room Situation. For a Moment, at least.