munich Philharmonic Sergiu Cclibidachc north America Tour 1969
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The Munich Philharmonic
The Munich Philharmonic Orchestra has a long tradition. Founded in 1893 by Hofrat Dr. Franz Kaim, the members of the "KaimOrchester" trav?elled around the world. One of their internationally renowned conductors was Gustav Mahler, who conducted the orchestra for the first perfor?mances of his symphonies no. 4 and no. 8. Richard Strauss, Max Regerand Hans Pfitzner chose the orchestra on numerous occasions to present newly composed works.
1906 sawWilhelm Furtwangler in front of the Philharmonic, giving the first public proof of his conducting genius. Furt?wangler remained faithful to the orchestra for his whole life. Later on, Ferdinand Lowe, HansWinderstein and Hans Zumpe guaranteed the con?stant quality of the Philhar?monic. It was Lowe who estab?lished the Bruckner tradition. In 1928, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra was appointed the official orchestra of Munich,
capital of the musicloving Free State of Bavaria.
Famous guest conductors worked in Munich Hans Knappertsbusch, Erich Kleiber, Clemens Krauss, George Szell, Fritz Lehmann, Joseph Keilberth and Sir Georg Solti, just to name some of them.
In 1967 Rudolf Kempe took over the orchestra. With him. the Philharmonic went to Japan and to the Soviet Union, and recorded the complete set of symphonies by Beethoven and Brahms. Preparations for a Bruckner recording were under way when Kempe suddenly died in 1976. The era of Sergiu Celibidache began on February 16,1979. In June 1979 Celibidache was appointed Artistic Director to the orchestra having been given Munich's highest rank as Director General of Music. Today, the Munich Philhar?monic performs a large and wellreceived repertoire of music, containing baroque and classical oeuvres as well as
contemporary music. Many of them are performed in Munich at the Philharmonie in the Gasteig Cultural Center, home of the Munich Philharmonic. The orchestra travels around the world on numerous invita?tions. Recently West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl asked them to accompany him to Moscow for his visit with Soviet leader Michail Gorbachov. With the help of Audi they visited Vienna. Italy, Japan, Israel and. for the first time in 1985 the United States of Ame?rica and Canada.These wellreceived concerts, established the Munich Philharmonic as excellent ambassadors of German music.
Since 1985 a close partnership has been established between the Munich Philharmonic and Audi, one of the leading european car manufacturers, with the target of extending the orchestra's international sphere of activities. Audi has supported all international tours of the orchestra since the beginning of this partnership.
Am Gasteig the home of the Munich Philhar
The Munich concert hall
First rehearsal with the concert bells donated by Audi
"The truth behind the music"
Some notes on Sergiu Celibidache
"I have gained something in Germany that I feel I must pass on." Sergiu Celibidache, who has lived up to this obligation in a very special way, came from his Rumanian home via Paris to Berlin in 1936 at the age of 24. There he continued his study of philosophy and mathematics, and completed a very thorough course in music and musicology which he concluded with a disserta?tion on Josquin des Pres.The decisive influence for him at that time was not only the encounter with Heinz Tiessen, the composer and professor of music theory, but his experi?ence of the personality of Furtwangler, whom Celibidache came to know better after the war. Between 1945 and 1952, when Furtwanglerwas not allowed to conduct "his" orchestra, the young artist acted as first conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, and quickly became known as something of a musical fire?brand.
Since then, Celibidache has undergone a significant artistic development. Today, the results of this development can be appreciated in Munich, where he has been General Music Director of the Munich Philharmonic for the past nine years. As he originally pro?mised, Celibidache has suc?ceeded in taking this orchestra to international fame: invita?tions are coming in constantly for appearances all over the world recent guest perfor?mances in Moscow and Israel were a triumphant success. Today it is gradually becoming apparent that this conductor has given, and is giving,some?thing very special to Germany and to German music audiences, namely an aware?ness of their own musical tradi?tion and their "own" orchestral sound.
In the forefront of Celibidache's orchestral work is the search for the perfect inter?pretation of symphonic scores,
with the single object of reaching for the idea, or the truth of the music, down to the very last detail.This is, perhaps, why he maintains that the extensive orchestra rehearsals, which are always open to the public, are, if anything, more important than the concerts themselves in the process of identifying the "truth" behind the music. From this it follows naturally that, apart from his conducting, Celibidache attaches great importance to his music teaching for more than ten years he has been giving two 14day courses every year at the University of Mainz under the title "The Phe?nomenology of Music".
Celibidache rejects any tend?ency to make music into a commodity: "Music is not a material thing, but there are some things that can be turned into music."
Sergiu Celibidache conducts the Munich Philharmonic
Maestro Sergiu Celibidache and his new Audi V8
Munich City of Art, Culture and Enjoyment
Like Rome, Paris or London, Munich has its own unmistak?able style in art and culture and its own particular way of enjoying life.
Munich was ruled for over 600 years by the Wittelsbacher dukes, electors and kings, who left their marks in many build?ings here, like the Nymphenburger Palace or the Resi?dence, built by Maximilian The First and finished under King Ludwig The First.
The National Theater, built by the First Bavarian King, Max I. Joseph was the scene of many a high point in opera history: the first performances of Wagners "Meistersinger" and "Tristan" as well as premieres of the Munich composers Richard Strauss and Carl Orff.
Today it is the citizens who set the tone. "Live and let live" is the motto of Munich life, and is followed from one holiday to the next.
"Fasching", the time of the masked carnival, the spring opening with the tasty "strong beers", the summer concerts and opera festivals in castles, palaces and theaters, the world famous "Oktoberfest" and the Christmas Market are only a few examples.
Munich is one of the leading industrial cities in Europe. Many world famous electronic companies and fashion indus?tries have their headquarters in Munich Germany's "secret capital". International in scope are the expositions in elec?tronics, sports, tourism, crafts and fashion.
Much more could be said about Munich, its cuisine and the rich musical and theatrical life of which it was said: "Munich is not a geographical location it is a state of mind."
The city of Munich
The site of the Olympic Games 1972
The English Garden with Chinese Tower
The Nymphenburg Residence
The Antiquarium in the Royal Residence
THE NORTH AMERICA TOUR 1989
7th. 1989: LOS ANGELES. MUSIC CENTER
8th. 1989: LOS ANGELES. MUSIC CENTER
9th. 1989: LOS ANGELES. ROYCE HALL OF UCLA
10th. 1989: SAN FRANCISCO. DAVIS HALL
13th. 1989: ANN ARBOR, HILL AUDITORIUM
14th. 1989: DETROIT, ORCHESTRAL HALL
16th. 1989: CHICAGO, SYM PHONY HALL
17th. 1989: MONTREAL, PLACE DES ARTS
18th. 1989: QUEBEC. GRANDETHEATRE
21st. 1989: NEW YORK. CARNEGIE HALL
22nd . 1989: NEW YORK. CARNEGIE HALL
23 rd. 1989: BOSTON. SYMPHONY HALL
24th. 1989: WORCHESTER, MECHANICS HALL
26th. 1989: WASHINGTON D.C., KENNEDYCENTER
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Werner Grobholz Concertmaster Sreten Krstic N.N.
Concertmaster Edmund Pusl Asst. Concertmaster Karel Eberle Asst. Concertmaster Mathias Freund Adolf Lehmann Josef Kahlscheuer Erich Bieder Hans Schuster Max Fischer Carla Moll Manfred Hufnagel Theresia Ritthaler Katharina Krijger Masako Shinohe Claudia Ruf Philip Middleman Nenad Daleore Peter Becher Regina Matthes
Klaus Mynter Second Leader Alexander Uszkurat Second Leader Christian Gansch Second Leader Gunter Klein Julie Hefidorfer Friedrich Eisler Alfred Brandlhuber Wolfgang Prohaska KarlheinzWetzel Jurgen Gottmann llona Weninger Berthold Gotschel Dietmar Forster Gustav Kolbe Josef Thoma Martin Manz Raimund Eckertz Zheng Hu
Martin Albrecht Rohde
Peter Chr. SteinkraulS
Gero Rumpp Rafael Wojsyk HansDietrich Rave Jorge Sutil MaxSpenger Klaus Kosbahn Herbert Stoiber Wolfgang Stingl Gunter Pretzel
Heinrich Klug Concertvaster HelmarStiehler Concertmaster Michael Hell Concertmaster Stephan Haack Ernst Faehndrich Hermann Dirr Willi Schmid Paul Holzfurtner Erich Bruckner Jorg Eggebrecht Johannes Fink Erhard Dimpfl Herbert Heim VeitWenkWolff
Herbert Duft Principal
Josef Niederhammer Principal Matthias Weber Principal Yoshinori Suzuki Stephan Graf Erwin Gotz Otto Bernhard Franz Urbas Frank Jorg Sirch Wolfgang Nestle Holger Hermann
Michael Martin Kofler
Jurgen Borchers Albert Muller
Ulrich Becker Principal Michael Helmrath Principal Gerhard Hermann Bernhard Berwanger
Richard Popp Principal
Friedrich Edelmann Principal Josef Peters Jorg Urbach
EricTerwilliger Principal Wolfgang Gaag Principal David Moltz Hartmut Hubert Robert Ross Alois Schlemer Wieland Wagner Karl Hammer
Uwe Komischke Principal N.N. Principal Erich Rinner Hermann G6I3. Franz Unterrainer
Dankwart Schmidt Principal Dany Bonvin Principal Abbie Conant Principal Robert MeilSner BernhardWeife
Arnold Riedhammer Walter Schwarz Manfred Trauner Karlheinz Becker
Deinhart Goritzki Wolfgang Nestle David Moltz Ernst Faehndrich Friedrich Edelmann
Direction of the Munich Philharmonic:
Isabel von Kunftberg Waltraud Gleixner Martina Miksch
Matthias Wanko Wolfgang Popper
Press and Public Relations
Sibylle Storkebaum Evelyn Thaler Irene Keller
Adam Fendt Josef Niedermeier Angelika Raidel Jutta Unfried
Pia WeidnerBohnenberger Anita Holzinger
munich Philharmonic Sergiu Cclibidachc north America Tour 1969