The Berlin Phil Series: “Modern Times”

04 Jul 2020

Berliner Philharmoniker

  • Welcome (3 min.)

    Aleksandar Ivić

  • Arthur Bliss
    Quintet for Oboe and String Quartet (21 min.)

    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) (11 min.)

    Wieland Welzel vibraphone, Jacques Ammon piano

  • Béla Bartók
    The Miraculous Mandarin Sz 73, Suite (recording) (21 min.)

    Mariss Jansons conductor

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    Interview
    Denis Matsuev in conversation with Aleksandar Ivić (8 min.)

  • Dmitri Shostakovich
    Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra in C minor, op. 35 (23 min.)

    Denis Matsuev piano, Guillaume Jehl trumpet

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 meet 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 pianist Denis Matsuev provided a spectacular conclusion.

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