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  • Daniel Harding conducts Beethoven’s “Pastoral”

    Daniel Harding conducts Beethoven’s “Pastoral”

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Alban Berg described his Lyric Suite as a “small monument to a great love”. In it, the composer musically encoded his passion for the married Hanna Fuchs, interweaving the tonal equivalents of the initials of them both, creating a highly personal piece of programme music. Beethoven’s symphony known as the “Pastoral” is also programme music, in which he expresses his love for nature – with bird calls, the splashing of streams and thunderstorms. A joyful homage to country life, conducted by Daniel Harding to mark the Beethoven anniversary year.

    13 Sep 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Harding

    • Alban Berg
      3 Pieces from the Lyric Suite for string orchestra

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68 “Pastoral”

    • free

      Interview
      Daniel Harding in conversation with Matthew Hunter

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  • Concert with Kirill Petrenko and Daniil Trifonov

    Concert with Kirill Petrenko and Daniil Trifonov

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    In this concert, Daniil Trifonov presents himself for the first time with the Berliner Philharmoniker as a Beethoven interpreter – with the Third Piano Concerto, whose charm lies in the alternation of heroic gesture and dreamlike contemplation. At the same time, it is a musical homage to Mozart, who Beethoven greatly admired. Mendelssohn’s First Symphony, which he wrote at the age of 15, was also inspired by Mozart. An early work, yet it points to the style of the mature composer. “It sounds so wonderfully pithy and light, that the sudden glimpses of another, hidden world really do surprise” (Der Tagesspiegel).

    01 Sep 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in C minor, op. 37

      Daniil Trifonov piano

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-flat major, op. 31

      Daniil Trifonov piano

    • Felix Mendelssohn
      Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 11

    • free

      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Olaf Maninger

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  • Season opening 2020: Kirill Petrenko conducts Schoenberg and Brahms

    Season opening 2020: Kirill Petrenko conducts Schoenberg and Brahms

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    The Berliner Philharmoniker’s opening concert of the 2020/21 season was awaited with particular excitement: on the one hand, it was the first time since the beginning of the corona pandemic that the orchestra was able to play in front of an audience, and on the other hand, chief conductor Kirill Petrenko was to play a work by Johannes Brahms with his orchestra for the first time. The Berliner Zeitung wrote about the performance of his Fourth Symphony: “The musicians play as if liberated, and you can hear: they have not forgotten anything in the past six months. The ending is triumphant.”

    28 Aug 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    • Arnold Schoenberg
      Verklärte Nacht (Version for string orchestra from 1943)

    • Johannes Brahms
      Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op. 98

    • free

      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Olaf Maninger

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  • The Berlin Phil Series: “Tango & More”

    The Berlin Phil Series: “Tango & More”

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    With dance rhythms and exciting instrumental combinations – from piano trio to cor anglais quartet to viola ensemble – the members of the Berliner Philharmoniker bid farewell to their audience for the summer break. This also marked the end of the Berlin Phil Series, which made it possible to get together despite contact restrictions. After works by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Étienne Perruchon and Jean Françaix, tangos by Astor Piazzolla in a recording with the 12 Cellists formed an extraordinary concert finale.

    11 Jul 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker

    • Welcome

    • Erich Wolfgang Korngold
      Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello in D major, op. 1: 4. Finale. Allegro molto e energico

      Feininger Trio, Adrian Oetiker piano, Christoph Streuli violin, David Riniker violoncello

    • Astor Piazzolla
      Soledad

    • Toivo Kärki
      Siks oon mä suruinen

      Martin Stegner viola, Julia Gartemann viola, Joaquín Riquelme García viola, Martin von der Nahmer viola, Esko Laine double bass

    • Étienne Perruchon
      5 Danses dogoriennes

      Ludwig Quandt violoncello, Wieland Welzel timpani

    • Evgeny Kissin
      Dodecaphonic Tango (recording)

    • Jean Françaix
      Quartet for Cor Anglais and String Trio

      Dominik Wollenweber cor anglais, Madeleine Carruzzo violin, Ignacy Miecznikowski viola, Solène Kermarrec violoncello

    • Astor Piazzolla
      Lunfardo · Libertango · Revirado (recording)

      The 12 Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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  • The Berlin Phil Series: “Modern Times”

    The Berlin Phil Series: “Modern Times”

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Orchestral and chamber music of the 1920s and 30s from Hungary, Russia and England: in the penultimate episode of the Berlin Phil Series, members of the Berliner Philharmoniker presented the diversity of Modernism. In addition, Béla Bartók and the jazz composer Chick Corea had a musical encounter in short pieces for vibraphone and piano, and Bartók’s orchestral suite The Miraculous Mandarin is presented in an archive recording. Shostakovich’s virtuosic and sardonic First Piano Concerto with the pianist Denis Matsuev and the Philharmoniker’s trumpeter Guillaume Jehl formed a spectacular conclusion.

    04 Jul 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker

    • Welcome

      Aleksandar Ivić

    • Arthur Bliss
      Quintet for Oboe and String Quartet

      Christoph Hartmann oboe, Luíz Fïlíp Coelho violin, Bettina Sartorius violin, Walter Küssner viola, Martin Löhr violoncello

    • Béla Bartók · Chick Corea
      Mikrokosmos/Children’s Songs (excerpts)

      Wieland Welzel vibraphone, Jacques Ammon piano

    • Béla Bartók
      The Miraculous Mandarin Sz 73, Suite (recording)

      Mariss Jansons conductor

    • free

      Interview
      Denis Matsuev in conversation with Aleksandar Ivić

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra in C minor, op. 35

      Denis Matsuev piano, Guillaume Jehl trumpet

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  • The Berlin Phil Series: “Baroque Concertos”

    The Berlin Phil Series: “Baroque Concertos”

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    The music of the Baroque period represents a unique combination of tonal splendour and vibrant lightness. However, it is only occasionally performed in the everyday concert life of a symphony orchestra – and so this programme with solo concertos by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi is a particularly welcome rarity. The appeal of this episode of the Berlin Phil Series is further enhanced by the fact that members of the orchestra can be enjoyed here as soloists.

    27 Jun 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker

    • Welcome

      Jonathan Kelly

    • George Frideric Handel
      Concerto grosso in B flat major, op. 3 no. 2, HWV 313

    • Antonio Vivaldi
      Concerto for Flautino, Strings and Basso continuo in C major, RV 443

      Egor Egorkin piccolo

    • Antonio Vivaldi
      Concerto for Bassoon, Strings and Basso continuo in E minor, RV 484

      Stefan Schweigert bassoon

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048

    • George Frideric Handel
      Concerto for Harp, Strings and Basso continuo in B flat major, op. 4 no. 6, HWV 294

      Marie-Pierre Langlamet harp

    • Antonio Vivaldi
      “L’estro armonico”: Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings and Basso continuo in A minor, op. 3 no. 8, RV 522

      Dorian Xhoxhi violin, Raimar Orlovsky violin

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      Concerto for Oboe, Violin, Strings and Basso continuo in D minor, BWV 1060R

      Noah Bendix-Balgley violin, Jonathan Kelly oboe

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  • The Berlin Phil Series: “Kirill Petrenko Live: Serenades”

    The Berlin Phil Series: “Kirill Petrenko Live: Serenades”

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Mozart’s wind serenade “Gran Partita” and Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings combine youthful temperament and compositional maturity, chamber music intimacy with sonorousness and the amusing character of the serenade tradition with the musical weight of symphonic conception. Kirill Petrenko included both works in the programme for this concert of the Berlin Phil Series with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker. With this serenade concert, Kirill Petrenko also concluded his first season as chief conductor of the orchestra.

    13 Jun 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    • Welcome

      Matthew McDonald

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Serenade for Winds in B flat major, K. 361 “Gran Partita”

    • free

      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Eva-Maria Tomasi

    • Antonín Dvořák
      Serenade for Strings in E major, op. 22

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  • The Berlin Phil Series: “Philharmonic Octet”

    The Berlin Phil Series: “Philharmonic Octet”

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    This episode of the Berlin Phil Series brought the familiar, the new and the unknown together in a captivating way. Schubert’s Octet for five strings and three winds, considered the founding work of this instrumental genre of chamber music, was programmed alongside a world premiere by Toshio Hosokawa and an almost forgotten piece for the same formation by Hugo Kaun. All three works were performed by one of the orchestra’s most venerable chamber music formations: the Philharmonic Octet Berlin.

    06 Jun 2020

    Philharmonic Octet

    • Welcome

      Stefan Dohr

    • Hugo Kaun
      Octet in F major, op. 34

    • free

      Interview
      Toshio Hosokawa in conversation with Daishin Kashimoto

    • Toshio Hosokawa
      Texture for octet (première) – commissioned jointly by the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation and Japan Arts Corporation

    • Franz Schubert
      Octet in F major D 803

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  • The Berlin Phil Series: “A Tribute to Daniel Stabrawa”

    The Berlin Phil Series: “A Tribute to Daniel Stabrawa”

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    As 1st concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker for many years, Kirill Petrenko is the fourth chief conductor Daniel Stabrawa has worked with. In this new concert of the Berlin Phil Series, the musician performs the only violin concerto by his Polish compatriot Andrzej Panufnik and – alongside orchestral colleagues – a trio by Antonín Dvořák. A film featuring Stabrawa in interviews and concert excerpts completes the evening as a touching portrait of the musician. The programme also includes a performance of Sibelius’ Fourth Symphony from the concert archive, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

    30 May 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Stabrawa

    • A Tribute to Daniel Stabrawa – Part 1

    • Andrzej Panufnik
      Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra

      Daniel Stabrawa violin

    • A Tribute to Daniel Stabrawa – Part 2

    • Antonín Dvořák
      Terzetto for 2 Violins and Viola in C major, op. 74

      Daniel Stabrawa violin, Krzysztof Polonek violin, Ignacy Miecznikowski viola

    • A Tribute to Daniel Stabrawa – Part 3

    • Jean Sibelius
      Symphony No. 4 in A minor, op. 63

      Sir Simon Rattle conductor

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  • The Berlin Phil Series: “Kirill Petrenko Live”

    The Berlin Phil Series: “Kirill Petrenko Live”

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Three weeks after the European Concert, chief conductor Kirill Petrenko appeared again with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker in an otherwise empty Philharmonie. Debussy’s atmospheric, dream-like Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune was followed by the wild sounds of Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 1, whose borrowings from popular music were perceived as a provocation by contemporary audiences. The concert ended with the sensuous Verklärte Nacht, an early masterstroke by Arnold Schoenberg. “You can’t play it more beautifully than this” (rbbKulturradio).

    23 May 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    • Welcome

      Philipp Bohnen

    • Claude Debussy
      Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (arranged by Benno Sachs)

    • Paul Hindemith
      Chamber Music No. 1, op. 24 No. 1

    • free

      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Philipp Bohnen

    • Arnold Schoenberg
      Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), op. 4 (1943 version for string orchestra)

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