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New CD: Bernard Haitink conducts Beethoven
New CD: Bernard Haitink conducts Beethoven

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bernard Haitink. A live recording from February 2019, shortly before Bernard Haitink announced his imminent departure from the conductor’s podium.

Tenth anniversary
Tenth anniversary

Three maestri and the Quartet of Critics payed tribute to the tenth anniversary of the BR-KLASSIK label. BR-KLASSIK is broadcasting the “Quartet of Critics” on the radio at 19:05 on 12 November 2019.

Concert video: Bavarian Highlands
Concert video: Bavarian Highlands

To open the new season, Howard Arman has chosen pieces from his native England for the first subscription concert Bavarian Highlands. Now you can watch the concert video in our media library.

New CD: Famous Opera Choruses
New CD: Famous Opera Choruses

Famous choruses and instrumental pieces from Italian, German and Russian operas with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Munich Radio Orchestra under the direction of it’s chief conductor Ivan Repušić.

New CD: Dvořák – Stabat mater
New CD: Dvořák – Stabat mater

Antonín Dvořáks Stabat mater in the rarely heard original version of 1876 with piano accompaniment. It is sung by the Bavarian Radio Chorus conducted by Howard Arman, accompanied on the piano by Julius Drake.

Daniel Harding conducts Mahler
Daniel Harding conducts Mahler

The new season of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra started with Mahler’s monumental Resurrection Symphony. Daniel Harding conducted the BRSO and the Bavarian Radio Chorus in the Philharmonie im Gasteig.

Rossini's opera "Sigismondo"
Rossini's opera

Rossini’s little-known and unjustly neglected opera Sigismondo was given during the Rossini year 2018 (shortly before the 150th anniversary of the composer’s death) as a concert performance. This extraordinary opera event with the Bavarian Radio Chorus, the Munich Radio Orchestra and great singers under Keri-Lynn Wilson is now being released on BR-KLASSIK on two CDs.

Verdi – I due Foscari
Verdi – I due Foscari

Giuseppe Verdi’s early opera I due Foscari was performed in a concert at the Prinzregententheater in Munich in November 2018 with the Munich Radio Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Chorus under the conduction of Ivan Repušić. BR-KLASSIK released the recording of this performance on CD.

CD: Haitink Portrait
CD: Haitink Portrait

To mark the 90th birthday of the eminent conductor Bernard Haitink, this representative portrait with works by Haydn, Beethoven, Bruckner and Mahler is being released. These exceptional live recordings document the long-standing and intensive collaboration between the Dutch conductor, the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra.

Mariss Jansons conducts Bruckner
Mariss Jansons conducts Bruckner

Mariss Jansons conducts Bruckners “Mass No. 3 in F minor” with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra. Moreover, Diana Damrau with the “Four last songs” by Richard Strauss.

CD: Beethoven – Mass in C Major
CD: Beethoven – Mass in C Major

Mariss Jansons conducts the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra on the occasion of his 75th birthday. With the internationally renowned soloists: Genia KühmeierGerhild Romberger, Maximilian Schmitt und Luca Pisaroni.

CD: Mozart – Mass in C Minor
CD: Mozart – Mass in C Minor

This CD is thus the first recording of the definitive version of this new and intelligently edited reconstruction of Mozart’s Mass in C minor, written in 1782. An introduction to the work is also included.

Bach – Motets
Bach – Motets

To this day, for any choir, Bach’s motets represent a special artistic and interpretive challenge. The Bavarian Radio Chorus under its artistic director Howard Arman has now recorded a selection of Bach’s most famous motets.

Media library – digital concerts
Media library – digital concerts

Recent concert videos and audio recordings, musical films, rehearsal footage and interviews with conductors – in our media library, you will find a wide array of choral music and behind the scenes material.

Follow us on Facebook!
Follow us on Facebook!

On our Facebook page, we provide you with information about ongoing concert programming and media coverage of the Bavarian Radio Chorus – and we take you behind the scenes of rehearsals and on tour.


Bavarian Radio Chorus

The Bavarian Radio Chorus was founded in 1946. Thanks to its remarkable stylistic versatility, this ensemble enjoys the highest regard world-wide.

Since 2003, Mariss Jansons has served as the Chief Conductor of the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, supplemented by Howard Arman, who was appointed Artistic Director of the chorus in 2016.

Guest appearances have taken the chorus to Japan as well as to such top European festivals as the ones in Lucerne and Salzburg. Major European orchestras like the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam and the Sächsische Staatskapelle in Dresden hold their collaborations with the BR-Chor in high regard. The chorus has performed in the past under the direction of such distinguished conductors as Andris Nelsons, Bernard Haitink, Daniel Harding and Riccardo Muti.

More about the history of the Bavarian Radio Chorus

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