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  • Paul Whiteman’s greatest hits with Simon Rattle and Max Raabe

    Paul Whiteman’s greatest hits with Simon Rattle and Max Raabe

    Photo: Majid Moussavi

    To this day Paul Whiteman is regarded as the “King of Jazz”. With his fabulous orchestra and ingenious arrangements, he ensured that jazz became respectable and found its way into high culture from the 1920s onwards. Simon Rattle has long had a weakness for Whiteman’s unmistakable sound and brings it to life again in this Late Night concert: a wonderful journey into the world of symphonic jazz. Star guest of the evening is the singer Max Raabe, acclaimed internationally for his performances of songs from the 1920s and 30s.

    10 Feb 2018

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Max Raabe, Miroslav Lacko

    • Felix Bernard
      Dardanella

    • Billy Myers & Elmer Schoebel
      Nobodyʼs Sweetheart

    • George Gershwin
      Rhapsody in Blue

      Miroslav Lacko piano

    • Mitja Nikisch
      Bachanale

    • Walter Donaldson
      My blue heaven

      Max Raabe

    • Turner Layton
      After Youʼve Gone

      Max Raabe

    • Victor Young
      Sweet Sue

      Max Raabe

    • Jerome Kern & Otto Harbach
      Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

      Max Raabe

    • Walter Donaldson
      Makin' Whoopee

    • Lindsay McPhail & Walter Michels
      San

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  • Adam Fischer and Leonidas Kavakos

    Adam Fischer and Leonidas Kavakos

    Dark tones in every shade dominate the beginning of this concert. For example, Alban Berg's Violin Concerto, written in memory of the 19-year-old Manon Gropius, is one of the most poignant works of Modernism. Anton Webern’s delicate Passacaglia was written with the death of the composer’s own mother still fresh in his mind. In contrast to these is Antonín Dvořák's Ninth Symphony From the New World with its folkloric cheerfulness and ingenious combination of American and Bohemian idioms.

    10 Feb 2018

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Adam Fischer

    Leonidas Kavakos

    • Anton Webern
      Passacaglia, op. 1

    • Alban Berg
      Concerto for Violin and Orchestra “To the Memory of an Angel”

      Leonidas Kavakos violin

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      Sonata for solo violin No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003: Andante

      Leonidas Kavakos violin

    • Antonín Dvořák
      Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95 “From the New World”

    • free

      Interview
      Leonidas Kavakos in conversation with Allan Nilles

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  • Dima Slobodeniouk and Baiba Skride

    Dima Slobodeniouk and Baiba Skride

    Photo: Marco Borggreve

    This programme of music from north-eastern Europe is wonderfully austere, at times melancholy, at times brutal. We hear the mythical sounds of Jean Sibelius’s tone poem Tapiola, the industrial power of Sergei Prokofiev’s Second Symphony and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Second Violin Concerto, which alternates between passion and disenchanted sadness. Dima Slobodeniouk makes his conducting debut with the orchestra; the violin soloist is Baiba Skride.

    03 Feb 2018

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Dima Slobodeniouk

    Baiba Skride

    • Jean Sibelius
      Tapiola, Symphonic Poem, op. 112

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in C sharp minor, op. 129

      Baiba Skride violin

    • Sergei Prokofiev
      Symphony No. 2 in D minor, op. 40

    • free

      Interview
      Dima Slobodeniouk in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud

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  • Mariss Jansons and Daniil Trifonov with Schumann’s Piano Concerto

    Mariss Jansons and Daniil Trifonov with Schumann’s Piano Concerto

    In this concert, Mariss Jansons, a celebrated interpreter of the Romantic repertoire, reveals the entire musical and emotional range of this epoch. On the one hand, the wild virtuosity of Schumann’s rapturous Piano Concerto, on the other, the deeply religious grandeur of Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony. The piano soloist is Daniil Trifonov, who combines sensational technique with sensitivity and maturity of expression.

    27 Jan 2018

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Mariss Jansons

    Daniil Trifonov

    • Robert Schumann
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, op. 54

      Daniil Trifonov piano

    • Frédéric Chopin
      Sonata for Cello and Piano: Largo (arr. Alfred Cortot)

      Daniil Trifonov piano

    • Anton Bruckner
      Symphony No. 6 in A major

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      Interview
      Mariss Jansons in conversation with Raphael Haeger

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      Interview
      Mariss Jansons named honorary member of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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  • Mikko Franck conducts Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les sortilèges”

    Mikko Franck conducts Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les sortilèges”

    Ravel’s short opera L’Enfant et les sortilèges is a work full of imagination, charm and humour. Like in a revue, the composer employs a wide range of musical styles one after another, from neo-Baroque sounds to ragtime. The conductor of this concert performance is Mikko Franck, who steps in for Seiji Ozawa. The focus of the first part of the evening is our 1st concertmaster, Noah Bendix-Balgley, who plays (without the participation of Mikko Franck) works by Mozart and Saint-Saëns.

    21 Jan 2018

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Mikko Franck

    Noah Bendix-Balgley, Emily Fons

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 5 in A major, K. 219

      Noah Bendix-Balgley violin and direction

    • Camille Saint-Saëns
      Introduction and Rondo capriccioso for violin and orchestra in A minor, op. 28

      Noah Bendix-Balgley violin and direction

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      Sonata No. 3 in C major for Violin solo, BWV 1005: Largo

      Noah Bendix-Balgley violin

    • Maurice Ravel
      L’Enfant et les sortilèges (The Child and the Spells)

      Emily Fons mezzo-soprano, Sir Paul Gay bass baritone, Kiera Duffy soprano, Marie Lenormand mezzo-soprano, Elodie Méchain contralto, Mathias Vidal tenor, Elliot Madore baritone, Kanae Fujitani soprano, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Gijs Leenaars chorus master, Kinderchor der Komischen Oper Berlin, Dagmar Fiebach chorus master

    • free

      Interview
      Noah Bendix-Balgley on Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 and Camille Saint-Saëns’s “Introduction et Rondo capriccioso”

    • free

      Interview
      Mikko Franck in conversation with Stephan Koncz

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  • Antonio Pappano and Véronique Gens

    Antonio Pappano and Véronique Gens

    Sir Antonio Pappano, music director of London’s Royal Opera House and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, returns to the Berliner Philharmoniker after a 12-year absence. He presents a colourful programme that contrasts delicate French music by Ravel and Duparc with the brutal power of Russian works by Mussorgsky and Scriabin. The vocal soloist is Véronique Gens.

    13 Jan 2018

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Antonio Pappano

    Véronique Gens

    • Maurice Ravel
      Une barque sur l'Océan · Alborada del gracioso (orchestral versions)

    • Henri Duparc
      Four Songs

      Véronique Gens soprano

    • Modest Mussorgsky
      St. John’s Night on the Bare Mountain (original version from 1867)

    • Alexander Skrjabin
      Poème de l’extase, Symphonic Poem, op. 54

    • free

      Interview
      Antonio Pappano in conversation with Fergus McWilliam

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  • New Year’s Eve Concert with Simon Rattle and Joyce DiDonato

    New Year’s Eve Concert with Simon Rattle and Joyce DiDonato

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    With her flexible, slender but darkly timbred mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato has already delighted audiences at the Philharmonie on several occasions. Now she is the star guest at Sir Simon Rattle’s side during the New Year’s Eve Concert, singing Richard Strauss’s lavishly beautiful orchestral songs. The programme also includes works by Dvořák, Stravinsky, Bernstein and Shostakovich – full of virtuosity, gracefulness and humour.

    31 Dec 2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Joyce DiDonato

    • Antonín Dvořák
      Carnival Overture, op. 92

    • Igor Stravinsky
      Pas de deux from Apollon musagète

    • Richard Strauss
      Orchestral Songs

      Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano

    • Leonard Bernstein
      3 Dance Episodes from On the Town

    • Leonard Bernstein
      Take Care of this House

      Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Suite from The Golden Age, op. 22a

    • Antonín Dvořák
      Slavonic Dance Op. 72 No. 2

    • Johannes Brahms
      Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

    • free

      Interview
      Joyce DiDonato in conversation with Noah Bendix-Balgley

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  • Iván Fischer and Vilde Frang present Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 1

    Iván Fischer and Vilde Frang present Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 1

    An unhappy love affair inspired Béla Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 1, which is characterised by extraordinary tenderness and emotional depth. The soloist is Vilde Frang, who made her debut with the Philharmoniker at the 2016 European Concert and impressed the audience with her passionate, singing tone. Conductor Iván Fischer also presents excerpts from Mendelssohn’s magical, gossamer-light music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

    22 Dec 2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Iván Fischer

    Vilde Frang

    • Béla Bartók
      Hungarian Peasant Songs for Orchestra, Sz 100

    • Béla Bartók
      Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1, Sz 36

      Vilde Frang violin

    • Bjarne Brustad
      Norwegian Lullaby

      Vilde Frang violin

    • Felix Mendelssohn
      A Midsummer Night’s Dream, op. 61 (Excerpts, arranged in form of a suite by Iván Fischer)

      Mari Eriksmoen soprano, Kitty Whately mezzo-soprano, Ladies of the Philharmonia Choir Wien, Walter Zeh chorus master

    • free

      Interview
      Iván Fischer in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud

    • free

      Interview
      Vilde Frang in conversation with Philipp Bohnen

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