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In our free playlist, Kirill Petrenko conducts works including Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Peter Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique. The best seat in the house is reserved just for you!

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  • Sakari Oramo conducts Chin and Sibelius

    Sakari Oramo conducts Chin and Sibelius

    Photo: Frederike van der Stræten

    In 2006, Sunwook Kim won the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition – just 18 years old and the first Asian pianist to do so. With his colourful, virtuosic style of music-making, the South Korean soon found an international audience. Here he makes his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker with Unsuk Chin’s brilliant and rhythmically challenging Piano Concerto. Sakari Oramo also conducts Sibelius’s mystical and poetic Second Symphony.

    05 Jun 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sakari Oramo

    Sunwook Kim

    • Unsuk Chin
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

      Sunwook Kim piano

    • Jean Sibelius
      Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 43

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      Interview
      Unsuk Chin on her Piano Concerto

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      Interview
      Sunwook Kim in conversation with Kyoungmin Park

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      Interview
      Sakari Oramo in conversation with Kyoungmin Park

    Sakari Oramo conducts Chin and Sibelius Go to concert
  • Europakonzert from Berlin with Kirill Petrenko

    Europakonzert from Berlin with Kirill Petrenko

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    As in 2020, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Kirill Petrenko again gave their 2021 Europakonzert in the Philharmonie Berlin, due to the corona pandemic – this time in the foyer of the building. Its special architecture is an invitation to present the music spatially: Blacher’s festive Fanfare, Ives’s enigmatic Unanswered Question, Mozart’s serene Notturno and Penderecki’s spherical Emanations consciously rely on the effect of spatial sound. Also in the Europakonzert programme: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s charming Orchestral Suite No. 3 and John Adams’s witty piece Short Ride in a Fast Machine.

    01 May 2021
    Europakonzert from Berlin

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    • Boris Blacher
      Fanfare for the Opening of the Philharmonie

    • Charles Ives
      The Unanswered Question

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Notturno for 4 orchestras in D major, K. 286

    • Krzysztof Penderecki
      Emanations for 2 string orchestras

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Suite No. 3 in G major, op. 55

    • John Adams
      Short Ride in a Fast Machine

    Europakonzert from Berlin with Kirill Petrenko Go to concert
  • Simon Rattle conducts Ginastera and Britten

    Simon Rattle conducts Ginastera and Britten

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    A programme which allows the Berliner Philharmoniker to show off their skills as soloists: Ginastera’s Variaciones concertantes and Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra offer our musicians wonderful opportunities to showcase the tonal splendour of their instruments. Principal horn Stefan Dohr and tenor Andrew Staples lead us through different nocturnal moods in Britten’s Serenade, ranging from the tender and mysterious to the menacing.

    29 May 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Andrew Staples, Stefan Dohr

    • Alberto Ginastera
      Variaciones concertantes, op. 23

    • Benjamin Britten
      Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, op. 31

      Andrew Staples tenor, Stefan Dohr french horn

    • Benjamin Britten
      The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, op. 34

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      Interview
      Sir Simon Rattle, Andrew Staples and Stefan Dohr in conversation

    Simon Rattle conducts Ginastera and Britten Go to concert
  • Susanna Mälkki conducts “Bluebeard’s Castle”

    Susanna Mälkki conducts “Bluebeard’s Castle”

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Zoltán Kodály described Béla Bartók’s only opera Bluebeard’s Castle as “a masterpiece, a condensed tragedy, a musical volcano that erupts for 60 minutes and leaves us with only one wish: to hear the whole thing again”. Written in 1911, the one-act piece is a brilliantly orchestrated symbolist drama that takes us deep into the emotional world of the fin de siècle. “What do you see?”, Bluebeard asks Judith, who wants to open the seven doors of his past. Susanna Mälkki presents this musical psychoanalysis that will make you shudder.

    22 May 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Susanna Mälkki

    Ildikó Komlósi, Johannes Martin Kränzle

    • Kaija Saariaho
      Vista (German première) – commissioned jointly by Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation together with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association (concert performance)

    • Béla Bartók
      Bluebeard’s Castle, Sz 48 (concert performance)

      Ildikó Komlósi mezzo-soprano (Judith), Johannes Martin Kränzle baritone (Bluebeard)

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      Interview
      Susanna Mälkki in conversation with Esko Laine

    Susanna Mälkki conducts “Bluebeard’s Castle” Go to concert
  • Tabea Zimmermann with Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante

    Tabea Zimmermann with Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    As Artist in Residence, Tabea Zimmermann has a double role in this concert: together with Noah Bendix-Balgley, 1st concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker, she performs as a soloist in Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante, a joyful work whose virtuosic dialogue between viola and violin captivates the listener. She also leads the scholarship holders of the Karajan Academy from the viola section in Johannes Brahms’s Second Serenade.

    08 May 2021

    Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Tabea Zimmermann

    Noah Bendix-Balgley

    • Johannes Brahms
      Serenade No. 2 in A major, op. 16

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      2 Pieces for String Octet, op. 11

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E flat major, K. 364

      Noah Bendix-Balgley violin, Tabea Zimmermann viola

    Tabea Zimmermann with Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante Go to concert
  • Daniel Barenboim and Yefim Bronfman perform Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1

    Daniel Barenboim and Yefim Bronfman perform Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    “When I think of Brahms, I think of natural landscapes, mountains and beautiful panoramas, of this incredible grandeur,” says Yefim Bronfman, who has been one of the piano world’s elite for many years. He performs the composer’s monumental First Piano Concerto. Brahms actually wanted to write his First Symphony instead of the concerto. But it took another two decades before he actually succeeded. It is conducted here by the Philharmoniker’s honorary conductor Daniel Barenboim.

    24 Apr 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    Yefim Bronfman

    • Johannes Brahms
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D minor, op. 15

      Yefim Bronfman piano

    • Johannes Brahms
      Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68

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      Interview
      Yefim Bronfman in conversation with Hande Küden

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      Daniel Barenboim in conversation with Hande Küden

    Daniel Barenboim and Yefim Bronfman perform Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 Go to concert
  • Zubin Mehta conducts Bruckner and Messiaen

    Zubin Mehta conducts Bruckner and Messiaen

    Photo: Frederike van der Stræten

    A century separated Olivier Messiaen and Anton Bruckner, but they had a lot in common: both were among the leading organists of their time, and both were deeply rooted in the Catholic faith. Zubin Mehta combines Messiaen’s Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum, a memorial to the dead of both world wars, with Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony. It is not only the summation of the Austrian composer’s work but also a personal farewell to this world.

    17 Apr 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Zubin Mehta

    • Olivier Messiaen
      Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum for wind orchestra and percussion

    • Anton Bruckner
      Symphony No. 9 in D minor

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      Interview
      Zubin Mehta in conversation with Stanley Dodds

    Zubin Mehta conducts Bruckner and Messiaen Go to concert
  • Kirill Petrenko conducts Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Rachmaninov's late-Romantic Second Symphony is filled with the wistful melancholy typical of the composer. Today it is one of the Russian composer’s most popular works, and the symphony also has a special significance for Kirill Petrenko: having chosen the Second for his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2006, he conducted it again 15 years later as the orchestra’s chief conductor. It was preceded by Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet.

    20 Mar 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture after Shakespeare

    • Sergei Rachmaninov
      Symphony No. 2 in E minor, op. 27

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      Interview
      Emmanuel Pahud in conversation with Daniel Stabrawa

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov Go to concert
  • Semyon Bychkov and Lisa Batiashvili perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

    Semyon Bychkov and Lisa Batiashvili perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

    Photo: Lena Laine

    With its its beguiling, heartfelt melodies, its captivating dance-like rhythms and its highly virtuosic solo part, Tchaikovsky’s opus 35 is considered the epitome of the Romantic violin concerto. Ideal for a violinist like Lisa Batiashvili, who – according to the Guardian – knows how to interpret this piece in an intense, radiant and heartfelt way. Semyon Bychkov, a long-standing associate of the Berliner Philharmoniker, also conducts Antonín Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony.

    11 Mar 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Semyon Bychkov

    Lisa Batiashvili

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, op. 35

      Lisa Batiashvili violin

    • Antonín Dvořák
      Symphony No. 7 in D minor, op. 70

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      Interview
      Lisa Batiashvili in conversation with Albrecht Mayer

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      Interview
      Semyon Bychkov in conversation with Albrecht Mayer

    Semyon Bychkov and Lisa Batiashvili perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto Go to concert