Saturday, October 27, 2007

Some Sightseeing

The weather in Munich is grey and cold, but at least it does not rain. So I decide to drive a bit south to the Alps. Tegernsee, Sylvensteinsee.

In the evening, a concert in the Gasteig. When living in Munich, we had often gone - I had a student ID, and often got those cheap tickets for excellent performances. Somehow after a few years we had stopped going to those concerts, so now it was for more than 13 years that I was once again at the Gasteig. The Munich Philharmonic played a Strauss-only program (Richard): Don Juan, Death and Transfiguration, and Also Sprach Zarathustra. Quite heavy stuff. In my opinion, the brass was overall too lound and overshadowed the strings. Could have had a few more players in the violin sections. As an Encore they played Wagner's Vorspiel to the Meistersinger of Nuremberg. An all-German program, quite teutonic.

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