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  • Daniel Harding conducts Mahler’s First Symphony

    Daniel Harding conducts Mahler’s First Symphony

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    The music of Gustav Mahler stands on the threshold of Modernism: sometimes sceptical, sometimes self-confident, and yet despite occasional nostalgic impulses, it is always decidedly innovative. Daniel Harding juxtaposes Mahler’s First Symphony with works by Alban Berg and Charles Ives, contemporaries whose musical language has similarities as well as major differences to Mahler. An exciting journey of discovery.

    29 Mar 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Harding

    Dorothea Röschmann

    • Charles Ives
      Orchestral Set No. 1: “Three Places in New England”

    • Alban Berg
      Three Fragments from Wozzeck

      Dorothea Röschmann soprano

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 1 in D major

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      Interview
      Daniel Harding in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud

    Daniel Harding conducts Mahler’s First Symphony Go to concert
  • Sir Simon Rattle conducts Schumann and Lachenmann

    Sir Simon Rattle conducts Schumann and Lachenmann

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    During his Berlin years, the adventurous exploration of contemporary music was as important to Simon Rattle as work on the traditional repertoire. This double focus also characterises this evening with Helmut Lachenmann’s My Melodies for eight horns, in which the solo instruments reveal many surprising tonal facets. The finale of the concert is Schumann’s Second Symphony, with an exuberance which repeatedly borders on mania.

    23 Mar 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    • Helmut Lachenmann
      My Melodies Music for 8 Horns and Orchestra

      Stefan Dohr french horn, Stefan de Leval Jezierski french horn, Georg Schreckenberger french horn, Sarah Willis french horn, Andrej Zust french horn, Klaus Wallendorf french horn, Thomas Jordans french horn, Marie-Luise Neunecker french horn

    • Robert Schumann
      Symphony No. 2 in C major, op. 61

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      Interview
      Helmut Lachenmann in conversation with Sarah Willis

    Sir Simon Rattle conducts Schumann and Lachenmann Go to concert
  • Jörg Widmann conducts the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie

    Jörg Widmann conducts the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie

    The Junge Deutsche Philharmonie is one of the best youth orchestras in Germany. For this year’s performance at the Berlin Philharmonie, the ensemble has invited a threefold talent: Jörg Widmann is a composer, clarinetist and conductor, and in this concert presents himself in all three functions – with the clarinet sonata in E flat major by Felix Mendelssohn which he has transcribed for orchestra, Robert Schumann’s Second Symphony, and his 2005 Mass for Orchestra.

    18 Mar 2019

    Junge Deutsche Philharmonie
    Jörg Widmann

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      Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
      Sonata for clarinet and piano in E-flat major: Andante (arranged for clarinet, string orchestra, harp and celesta by Jörg Widmann)

      Jörg Widmann clarinet

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      Jörg Widmann
      Messe for large orchestra

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      Robert Schumann
      Symphony No. 2 in C major, op. 61

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      Interview
      Jörg Widmann in conversation with Dorothea Schröder

    Jörg Widmann conducts the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie Go to concert
  • Bach’s “St John Passion” with Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars

    Bach’s “St John Passion” with Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    A double reunion: for the first time since the end of his tenure as chief conductor of the orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle returns to the Berliner Philharmoniker. The programme features one of the most sensational productions of those years: Bach’s St. John Passion in the production of Peter Sellars, which uses intensive imagery to accentuate the meditative as well as the dramatic dimensions of the work. The singers include the Rundfunkchor Berlin and a top-class ensemble of soloists.

    16 Mar 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Rundfunkchor Berlin, Peter Sellars

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      St John Passion, BWV 245: Part 1

      Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano, Camilla Tilling soprano, Georg Nigl baritone (Petrus), Mark Padmore tenor (Evangelist), Roderick Williams baritone (Jesus), Andrew Staples tenor, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey chorus master, Peter Sellars staging

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      St John Passion, BWV 245: Part 2

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      Interview
      Peter Sellars talks about Bach’s “St John Passion”

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  • Kirill Petrenko and Patricia Kopatchinskaja

    Kirill Petrenko and Patricia Kopatchinskaja

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    In this concert, Kirill Petrenko made his last appearance with the Berliner Philharmoniker before taking up office as their chief conductor. First, soloist Patricia Kopatchinskaja showed how much virtuosity and expressive variety there is in Arnold Schoenberg’s Violin Concerto. Then came Tchaikovsky’s passionate Fifth Symphony in a performance full of power and dedication, “with a final passage like a casting out of devils .... The hall was completely breathless with enthusiasm and anticipation of what the future holds” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung).

    09 Mar 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja

    • Arnold Schoenberg
      Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, op. 36

      Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin

    • Maurice Ravel
      Duo No. 1 for violin and cello

      Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin, Bruno Delepelaire cello

    • Darius Milhaud
      Jeu for violin and clarinet

      Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin, Andreas Ottensamer clarinet

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op. 64

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      Interview
      Patricia Kopatchinskaja talks about Schoenberg’s Violin Concerto

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Stanley Dodds

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  • “Late Night” concert with Patricia Kopatchinskaja

    “Late Night” concert with Patricia Kopatchinskaja

    Photo: Marco Borggreve

    The mysterious, expressionistic miniatures of Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire cycle are perfect for a Late Night concert. The wonderful violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, who enjoys the experimental, recites the poems that underlie the work. The concert also includes waltzes by Johann Strauss II in arrangements by Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern. In these arrangements, Patricia Kopatchinskaja returns to her usual role as a violinist.

    09 Mar 2019
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja

    • George Enescu
      Ménétrier (The Country Fiddler), No. 1 from Impressions dʼenfance (Childhood Impressions), op. 28

      Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin

    • Arnold Schoenberg
      Pierrot lunaire, op. 21, 1st Part

      Patricia Kopatchinskaja speaker, Egor Egorkin flute, Manfred Preis clarinet, Krzysztof Polonek violin, Naoko Shimizu viola, Ludwig Quandt cello, Tamara Stefanovich piano

    • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
      Presto in C minor, Wq 114/3, H. 230

      Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin, Ludwig Quandt cello

    • Johann Strauss (Sohn)
      Kaiserwalzer, op. 437 (arr. for chamber ensemble by Schoenberg)

      Krzysztof Polonek violin, Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin, Naoko Shimizu viola, Egor Egorkin flute, Manfred Preis clarinet, Tamara Stefanovich piano

    • Arnold Schoenberg
      Pierrot lunaire, op. 21, 2nd Part

      Patricia Kopatchinskaja speaker, Egor Egorkin flute, Manfred Preis clarinet, Krzysztof Polonek violin, Naoko Shimizu viola, Ludwig Quandt cello, Tamara Stefanovich piano

    • Johann Strauss (Sohn)
      Schatzwalzer, op. 418 (arr. for string quartet, piano und Harmonium by Webern)

      Krzysztof Polonek violin, Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin, Naoko Shimizu viola, Ludwig Quandt cello, Heike Gneiting harmonium, Tamara Stefanovich piano

    • Arnold Schoenberg
      Pierrot lunaire, op. 21, 3rd Part

      Patricia Kopatchinskaja speaker, Egor Egorkin flute, Manfred Preis clarinet, Krzysztof Polonek violin, Naoko Shimizu viola, Ludwig Quandt cello, Tamara Stefanovich piano

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      Interview
      Patricia Kopatchinskaja talks about Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire

    “Late Night” concert with Patricia Kopatchinskaja Go to concert
  • Zubin Mehta and Martin Grubinger

    Zubin Mehta and Martin Grubinger

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Martin Grubinger, the “multi-percussion star, who runs around between his many instruments during his performances with dizzying acrobatics” (Süddeutsche Zeitung) makes his debut here with the Berliner Philharmoniker. The concert includes Peter Eötvös’s Speaking Drums where Grubinger can demonstrate his breathtaking versatility. Conductor Zubin Mehta also presents Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s exotic and powerful Scheherazade Suite.

    02 Mar 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Zubin Mehta

    Martin Grubinger

    • Edgard Varèse
      Intégrales

    • Peter Eötvös
      Speaking drums, Four Poems for percussion solo and orchestra

      Martin Grubinger drums

    • Martin Grubinger
      Planet Rudiment

    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
      Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, op. 35

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      Interview
      Martin Grubinger in conversation with Philipp Bohnen

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      Interview
      Zubin Mehta in conversation with Noah Bendix-Balgley

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      Interview
      Zubin Mehta named honorary member of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    Zubin Mehta and Martin Grubinger Go to concert
  • Piano recital with Daniil Trifonov

    Piano recital with Daniil Trifonov

    “He has everything and more, there is tenderness and also the demonic element. I never heard anything like that,” was how Martha Argerich expressed her astonishment at Daniil Trifonov, the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Artist in Residence this season. He can now be heard in a solo recital in the Philharmonie. With works by Beethoven, Schumann and Prokofiev, he travels through the almost one and a half centuries when piano music flourished.

    21 Feb 2019

    Daniil Trifonov

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Andante favori in F major, WoO 57

      Daniil Trifonov piano

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Piano Sonata in E flat major, op. 31 No. 3

      Daniil Trifonov piano

    • Robert Schumann
      Bunte Blätter, op. 99

      Daniil Trifonov piano

    • Robert Schumann
      Presto Passionato (First Version of the finale from the Piano Sonata Nr. 2, op. 22)

      Daniil Trifonov piano

    • Sergei Prokofiev
      Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, op. 84

      Daniil Trifonov piano

    • Sergei Rachmaninov
      Vocalise, op. 34 no. 14 (arr. Daniil Trifonov)

    • Sergei Rachmaninov
      Silver Bells, op. 35 no. 1 (arr. Daniil Trifonov)

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      Interview
      Daniil Trifonov in conversation with Shirley Apthorp

    Piano recital with Daniil Trifonov Go to concert
  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Debussy and Prokofiev

    Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Debussy and Prokofiev

    Photo: Michael Trippel

    The culmination of this concert with Yannick Nézet-Séguin is Sergei Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony, a both overpowering and vivid work, which also includes “the primitive nature of Russian song ... in its melodies” (A. Khachaturian). The French-Canadian Nézet-Séguin opens the concert with French repertoire: Maurice Ravel's charming Menuet antique and Claude Debussy's dazzling La Mer – a masterpiece of musical Impressionism.

    15 Feb 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Yannick Nézet-Séguin

    • Maurice Ravel
      Menuet antique (orchestrated by Maurice Ravel)

    • Claude Debussy
      La Mer

    • Sergei Prokofiev
      Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, op. 100

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      Interview
      Yannick Nézet-Séguin in conversation with Albrecht Mayer

    Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Debussy and Prokofiev Go to concert
  • Marek Janowski conducts Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony

    Marek Janowski conducts Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    The international press praised Marek Janowski’s complete recording of Anton Bruckner’s symphonies for its “verve” and “passion for detail”. In this concert, he turns to the Sixth whose appeal, in contrast to other Bruckner symphonies, lies less in metaphysical aspects than in its decisive forward drive. The concert also includes Bruckner’s E Minor Mass, whose orchestration consisting exclusively of wind instruments evokes an intriguingly archaic atmosphere.

    01 Feb 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Marek Janowski

    Rundfunkchor Berlin

    • Anton Bruckner
      Mass No. 2 in E minor (2nd Version from 1882/1885)

      Rundfunkchor Berlin, Gijs Leenaars chorus master

    • Anton Bruckner
      Symphony No. 6 in A major

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      Interview
      Marek Janowski in conversation with Rainer Seegers

    Marek Janowski conducts Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony Go to concert