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  • Ton Koopman conducts Bach’s Mass in B Minor

    Ton Koopman conducts Bach’s Mass in B Minor

    The B minor Mass is Johann Sebastian Bach’s legacy to vocal music: a cosmos of all the forms and styles that make his sacred works so rich. There are arias of dance-like lightness as well as austere Renaissance singing, ingeniously constructed fugues and jubilant choruses. In this concert the work is performed under the baton of Ton Koopman, a conductor, organist and harpsichordist who is one of the great Bach interpreters of our time.

    28 Oct 2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Ton Koopman

    RIAS Kammerchor

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      Mass in B minor, BWV 232

      Yetzabel Arias Fernandez soprano, Wiebke Lehmkuhl contralto, Tilman Lichdi tenor, Klaus Mertens bass, RIAS Kammerchor, Justin Doyle chorus master

    • free

      Interview
      Ton Koopman in conversation with Jonathan Kelly

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  • First concert of the Asian tour with Simon Rattle and Seong-Jin Cho

    First concert of the Asian tour with Simon Rattle and Seong-Jin Cho

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    The Berliner Philharmoniker are on a tour of Asia – their last under the direction of Simon Rattle as chief conductor. In the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the orchestra has the opportunity to show off the full diversity of its sound in the dark cantabile of Brahms’s Fourth Symphony, the spectacular swagger of Richard Strauss’ Don Juan, and the elusive mixture of French flair and jazz in Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major. The soloist is the Korean rising star Seong-Jin Cho.

    11 Nov 2017
    From Hong Kong Cultural Center

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    • Richard Strauss
      Don Juan, op. 20

    • Maurice Ravel
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G major

      Seong-Jin Cho piano

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

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  • Our tour programme for Asia: Ravel with Simon Rattle and Seong-Jin Cho

    Our tour programme for Asia: Ravel with Simon Rattle and Seong-Jin Cho

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Before the Berliner Philharmoniker travel to Asia for the last time under the direction of Simon Rattle, they present their tour programme in Berlin. In addition to sonorous works by Brahms and Strauss, the concert includes Ravel’s G major Piano Concerto, with its shifts between enchanting delicacy and jazz-influenced fervour. Standing in for an unfortunately indisposed Lang Lang, the evening’s soloist is the Korean rising star Seong-Jin Cho, winner of the legendary Chopin competition in Warsaw in 2015.

    04 Nov 2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Seong-Jin Cho

    • Richard Strauss
      Don Juan, op. 20

    • Maurice Ravel
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G major

      Seong-Jin Cho piano

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

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      Interview
      Seong-Jin Cho in conversation with Marlene Ito

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  • Our tour programme for Asia: Simon Rattle conducts “Petrushka”

    Our tour programme for Asia: Simon Rattle conducts “Petrushka”

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    On their 2017 Asian tour, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Simon Rattle are presenting a Russian programme that underlines the range of qualities of the orchestra. Stravinsky’s Petrushka, for example, requires intense colours and concentrated energy, while in Rachmaninov’s Third Symphony, it is warmth and airy spaciousness that count. There is also a new work by the Korean composer Unsuk Chin. Before the tour began, the musicians presented the programme in the Berlin Philharmonie.

    03 Nov 2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    • Igor Stravinsky
      Petrushka (revised Version from 1947)

    • Unsuk Chin
      Chorós Chordón − commissioned by the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation Première

    • Sergei Rachmaninov
      Symphony No. 3 in A minor, op. 44

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      Interview
      Unsuk Chin in conversation with Eva-Maria Tomasi

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  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Brahms’s “Ein deutsches Requiem”

    Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Brahms’s “Ein deutsches Requiem”

    Photo: Hans von der Woerd

    Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem is a powerful, solemn work, yet its message shows the utmost compassion. While the horrors of the last judgement are the focus in traditional requiem settings, Brahms’s work sings sensitively of sorrow and consolation in the face of death. The conductor of this performance is Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra and music director designate of the Met in New York.

    21 Oct 2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Yannick Nézet-Séguin

    Rundfunkchor Berlin

    • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
      Heilig, Cantata for solo contralto, 2 mixed choirs and 2 orchestras, Wq 217

      Wiebke Lehmkuhl contralto, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Gijs Leenaars chorus master

    • Johannes Brahms
      Ein deutsches Requiem, op. 45

      Hanna-Elisabeth Müller soprano, Markus Werba baritone, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Gijs Leenaars chorus master

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      Interview
      Yannick Nézet-Séguin in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud

    Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Brahms’s “Ein deutsches Requiem” Go to concert
  • Simon Rattle conducts Janáček’s “The Cunning Little Vixen”

    Simon Rattle conducts Janáček’s “The Cunning Little Vixen”

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    The hero in Leoš Janáček’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen is not a princess or a knight but an animal of the forest. This is a unique piece of music theatre in other respects as well, such as its magically luminous music, its poetry and its comedy. Simon Rattle presents the work together with star director Peter Sellars, with whom he has already realised many exciting projects, including their acclaimed interpretations of Bach’s Passions.

    14 Oct 2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Gerald Finley, Angela Denoke, Lucy Crowe, Peter Sellars

    • Leoš Janáček
      Příhody lišky Bystroušky (The Cunning Little Vixen)

      Gerald Finley bass baritone, Pauline Malefane contralto, Burkhard Ulrich tenor, Hanno Müller-Brachmann baritone, Angela Denoke soprano, Lucy Crowe soprano, Sir Willard White bass, Anna Lapkovskaja mezzo-soprano, Vocalconsort Berlin, David Cavelius chorus master, Vocal Heroes Children's Choirs, Peter Sellars stage direction

    • free

      Interview
      Peter Sellars on Janáček’s “The Cunning Little Vixen”

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  • A “Late Night” concert with French chamber music and Simon Rattle at the piano

    A “Late Night” concert with French chamber music and Simon Rattle at the piano

    The two French chamber music works of this Late Night concert show evidence of existential crises – but without sacrificing elegance. Olivier Messiaen wrote his Quatuor pour la fin du temps in 1940/41 in a German prisoner-of-war camp, surrounded by death. Claude Debussy composed his violin sonata in 1917, while he was seriously ill. Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker perform with Sir Simon Rattle at the piano.

    09–10 Dec 2017

    Sir Simon Rattle, Daishin Kashimoto, Ludwig Quandt, Wenzel Fuchs

    • Claude Debussy
      Sonata for Violin and Piano

      Sir Simon Rattle piano, Daishin Kashimoto violin

    • Olivier Messiaen
      Quatuor pour la fin du temps

      Sir Simon Rattle piano, Daishin Kashimoto violin, Ludwig Quandt cello, Wenzel Fuchs clarinet

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