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Our latest 8 concerts:

  • “The Golden Twenties”: Thomas Søndergård conducts Prokofiev, Sibelius and Weill

    “The Golden Twenties”: Thomas Søndergård conducts Prokofiev, Sibelius and Weill

    Photo: Frederike van der Stræten

    Kurt Weill’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny confronts us with the darker side of humanity and society. Written at the end of the 1920s, Weill wanted to create a work with this opera “that will deal with the utterly different expressions of life in our time in an appropriate form”. Thomas Søndergård, who is making his Berliner Philharmoniker debut, conducts compositions by Prokofiev and Sibelius in addition to the suite from the opera.

    20 Feb 2021
    Online festival: The Golden Twenties

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Thomas Søndergård

    • Sergei Prokofiev
      The Love for Three Oranges: Suite, op. 33bis

    • Jean Sibelius
      Symphony No. 6 in D minor, op. 104

    • Kurt Weill
      The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny: Suite (arr. Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg)

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  • “The Golden Twenties”: Marie Jacquot conducts the Karajan Academy

    “The Golden Twenties”: Marie Jacquot conducts the Karajan Academy

    Photo: Christian Jungwirth

    A film that was intended to shock and shake up its viewers: Kuhle Wampe (Empty Stomach) from 1932 depicts the bitter fate of a working-class family during the Great Depression. The music is by Hanns Eisler, who compiled a concert suite with a “best of” selection from the film. Music that was in step with the times: kinetic, exciting, stirring. Kurt Weill’s name is associated first and foremost with the Threepenny Opera. He worked in many different genres, however, as his Violin Concerto and Second Symphony demonstrate.

    16 Feb 2021
    Online festival: The Golden Twenties

    Scholars of the Karajan Academy
    Marie Jacquot

    • Hanns Eisler
      Suite for Orchestra No. 3, op. 26 “Kuhle Wampe”

    • Kurt Weill
      Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra, op. 12

      Kolja Blacher violin

    • Kurt Weill
      Symphony No. 2

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      Interview
      Kolja Blacher in conversation with Oliver Hilmes

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      Interview
      Marie Jacquot in conversation with Oliver Hilmes

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  • “The Golden Twenties”: Kirill Petrenko conducts Weill and Stravinsky

    “The Golden Twenties”: Kirill Petrenko conducts Weill and Stravinsky

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Kirill Petrenko brings the 1920s to life again with an early work by Kurt Weill. The influence of Liszt, Mahler and Strauss on Weill can be heard in his rarely performed Symphony in One Movement. The music is captivating, brash and brilliant, but also features delicate, chamber music-like passages. We also hear Stravinsky’s opera-oratorio Oedipus rex, composed in 1927 and set in ancient Greece. Its music is crystal-clear neoclassicism – how could it be otherwise?

    13 Feb 2021
    Online festival: The Golden Twenties

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Michael Spyres, Ekaterina Semenchuk

    • Kurt Weill
      Symphony in One Movement (1st performance in the critical edition of the Kurt Weill Edition, editor: James Holmes)

    • Igor Stravinsky
      Oedipus rex

      Michael Spyres tenor (Oedipus), Ekaterina Semenchuk mezzo-soprano (Jocasta), Andrea Mastroni bass (Tiresias), Krystian Adam tenor (Shepherd), Derek Welton bass-baritone (Creon), bass (Messenger), Bibiana Beglau speaker, Men of the Rundfunkchor Berlin

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Martin Menking

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  • Kirill Petrenko and Daniil Trifonov

    Kirill Petrenko and Daniil Trifonov

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    “There’s this special moment when you truly feel the music and we all become one connected whole”, as Daniil Trifonov says enthusiastically in an interview for the Digital Concert Hall. Here he performs Sergei Prokofiev’s youthful and exuberant Piano Concerto No. 1 with Kirill Petrenko. Also on the programme: a world premiere by the Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, plus Josef Suk’s tone poem A Summer’s Tale, which combines Bohemian flavouring with shimmering Impressionism.

    29 Jan 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Daniil Trifonov

    • Anna Thorvaldsdóttir
      Catamorphosis (première) – commissioned jointly by the Berliner Philharmoniker with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra – supported by the Friends of the Berliner Philharmoniker e. V.

    • Sergei Prokofiev
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D flat major, op. 10

      Daniil Trifonov piano

    • Josef Suk
      Pohádka léta (A Summer’s Tale), Symphonic Poem, op. 29

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      Interview
      Anna Thorvaldsdóttir on her work Catamorphosis

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Stefan Dohr

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  • Daniele Gatti conducts Stravinsky and Shostakovich

    Daniele Gatti conducts Stravinsky and Shostakovich

    Igor Stravinsky combines in his ballet Apollon musagète the cheerful light atmosphere of the classical era with the easy-going, urban lifestyle of the 1920s. Dmitri Shostakovich, on the other hand, composed his Fifth Symphony in 19th-century aesthetics of sound, ostensibly as a homage to socialism. But his music has a certain ambiguity: “The rejoicing is forced under threat,” the composer wrote. “One would have to be a complete fool not to hear that.”

    23 Jan 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniele Gatti

    • Igor Stravinsky
      Apollon musagète (revised version from 1947)

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Symphony No. 5 in D minor, op. 47

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      Interview
      Daniele Gatti in conversation with Aleksandar Ivić

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  • Kirill Petrenko conducts Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    In this concert, Kirill Petrenko presents three passionate symphonic poems from Russia. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is represented by two tragic love stories: the fantasy overture Romeo and Juliet – the 29-year-old composer’s first masterpiece – and the fantasy for orchestra Francesca da Rimini. From Sergei Rachmaninov, a composer who is particularly close to Kirill Petrenko’s heart, we also hear his mysterious and sombre Isle of the Dead, inspired by Arnold Böcklin’s painting of the same name.

    16 Jan 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

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

    • Sergei Rachmaninov
      Isle of the Dead, Symphonic Poem, op. 29

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Francesca da Rimini, Fantasy for Orchestra, op. 32

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Dominik Wollenweber

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  • Andris Nelsons and Seong-Jin Cho

    Andris Nelsons and Seong-Jin Cho

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    “There are few poets at the piano today – one of them is Seong-Jin Cho,” was the verdict of Simon Rattle after the young Korean made his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2017. In December 2020, he played Franz Liszt’s lyrical Second Piano Concerto under the baton of Andris Nelsons. His performance was framed by Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and the momentous Fifth Symphony, which brought the Beethoven anniversary celebrations slowly to a close.

    19 Dec 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Andris Nelsons

    Seong-Jin Cho

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Coriolan, Overture, op. 62

    • Franz Liszt
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in A major

      Seong-Jin Cho piano

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67

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      Interview
      Seong-Jin Cho in conversation with Kyoungmin Park

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  • “Beethoven in close-up” – part 4

    “Beethoven in close-up” – part 4

    Photo: Christoph Franke

    A feast for all Beethoven lovers: our streaming event “Beethoven in close-up” celebrates the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth with the performance of all his string quartets and other chamber music for wind instruments. The recordings of the concerts from the Chamber Music Hall of the Philharmonie Berlin were broadcast in the Digital Concert Hall between 14 and 17 December 2020, around the date of Beethoven’s anniversary. Part 4 is dedicated to the late string quartets op. 127 to op. 135.

    17 Dec 2020
    Chamber music event

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    • Late string quartets

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