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  • Jean-Christophe Spinosi and Philippe Jaroussky

    Jean-Christophe Spinosi and Philippe Jaroussky

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Jean-Christophe Spinosi’s artistic home is the music of the 17th and 18th centuries. He also appears as an opera conductor, with acclaimed interpretations of works by Mozart and Rossini. For his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker Spinosi has put together a varied programme including two works from the Baroque period, a symphony from the Viennese Classical School and Romantic bel canto. Philippe Jaroussky is also at home in this repertoire and contributes arias by Vivaldi and Rossini in his brilliant countertenor.

    19 Jun 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Jean-Christophe Spinosi

    Philippe Jaroussky

    • Antonio Vivaldi
      Aria “Vedrò con mio diletto” from Il Giustino, RV 725

      Philippe Jaroussky countertenor

    • Antonio Vivaldi
      Aria “Gemo in un punto e fremo” from L’Olimpiade, RV 725

      Philippe Jaroussky countertenor

    • Joseph Haydn
      Symphony No. 82 in C major “L’Ours”

    • Gioacchino Rossini
      Cavatina “Di tanti palpiti” from Tancredi

      Philippe Jaroussky countertenor

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 “Jupiter”

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      Interview
      Jean-Christophe Spinosi and Philippe Jaroussky in conversation with Solène Kermarrec

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  • Family Concert “Magic Night”

    Family Concert “Magic Night”

    Photo: Benjamin Füglister

    At midnight, something magical happens in the children’s room: the magic fairy brings the toys of two siblings to life with her song, which causes some turmoil. Whether ball, horse or cooker – they all suddenly have a mind of their own, with teddy bears and dolls dancing all over the place. Kurt Weill’s children’s pantomime Magic Night invites audiences young and old to dream and marvel – with colourfully dazzling music and captivating dance rhythms.

    06 Jun 2021

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Simon Rössler

    Ruth Rosenfeld, BERLINJOHN Family

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      Kurt Weill
      Magic Night

      Ruth Rosenfeld soprano and acting, Nelly Danker stage director, BERLINJOHN Family acrobatics, Benedict Mirow screen director, Julia Schnittger stage and costumes, Raphael Grebenstein light design

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  • Herbert Blomstedt conducts Sibelius and Brahms

    Herbert Blomstedt conducts Sibelius and Brahms

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    “Conducting is a good profession to grow old in, because it’s always a challenge, and you need challenges when you get older”, said Herbert Blomstedt, born in 1927, who is continuing his long-standing collaboration with the Berliner Philharmoniker with undiminished energy and vitality. On this programme Sibelius’s dark, mist-shrouded Fourth Symphony is contrasted with Brahms’s Third.

    12 Jun 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Herbert Blomstedt

    • Jean Sibelius
      Symphony No. 4 in A minor, op. 63

    • Johannes Brahms
      Symphony No. 3 in F major, op. 90

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      Interview
      Herbert Blomstedt on Sibelius’s Fourth and Brahms’s Third Symphony

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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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      Sakari Oramo in conversation with Kyoungmin Park

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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      Interview
      Daniel Barenboim in conversation with Hande Küden

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