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  • Peter Eötvös and Isabelle Faust

    Peter Eötvös and Isabelle Faust

    Photo: Martin Walz

    This concert is innovative, virtuosic and cosmopolitan. Conductor and composer Peter Eötvös presents his Violin Concerto No. 3, known as the Alhambra (soloist: Isabelle Faust), which musically roams the fortress of the same name in Granada. In contrast to this airy Mediterranean world are Edgard Varèse’s famous impressions Amériques from the noisy New York of the 1920s. An insider tip is Shaar by Iannis Xenakis: eerily inscrutable and ingeniously eccentric.

    08 Sep 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Peter Eötvös

    Isabelle Faust

    • Peter Eötvös
      Alhambra, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 3 – commissioned by the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation together with the Granada Festival, Orchestre de Paris and BBC Proms German Première

      Isabelle Faust violin

    • George Rochberg
      Caprice Variations: No. 50 Fantasy

      Isabelle Faust violin

    • Iannis Xenakis
      Shaar for large String Orchestra

    • Edgard Varèse
      Amériques (1st Version from 1918−1922, revised 1997)

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      Interview
      Isabelle Faust on Peter Eötvös’s Violin Concerto No. 3

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  • Inaugural concert: Kirill Petrenko conducts Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

    Inaugural concert: Kirill Petrenko conducts Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Finally the time has come! This evening, Kirill Petrenko will stand before the Berliner Philharmoniker as their new chief conductor for the first time. It is a spectacular season opening concert with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony whose overwhelmingly joyful finale is perfect for the festive occasion. The concert also presents – in both Beethoven’s Symphony and Berg’s expressive Lulu Suite – the soprano Marlis Petersen as Artist in Residence of the new 2019/2020 season.

    23 Aug 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Marlis Petersen

    • Alban Berg
      Lulu Suite

      Marlis Petersen soprano

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125 with Final Chorus “Ode to Joy”

      Marlis Petersen soprano, Elisabeth Kulman mezzo-soprano, Benjamin Bruns tenor, Kwangchul Youn bass, Rundfunkchor Berlin choir, Gijs Leenaars chorus master

    • free

      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Ludwig Quandt

    • free

      Interview
      Berg and Beethoven: an introduction by Malte Krasting

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      Interview
      Dawn of a new era: Kirill Petrenko and the Berliner Philharmoniker

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  • Tugan Sokhiev conducts Prokofiev and Ravel at the Waldbühne

    Tugan Sokhiev conducts Prokofiev and Ravel at the Waldbühne

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    The Berliner Philharmoniker and conductor Tugan Sokhiev – music director of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater – distinguish themselves as storytellers at this outdoor concert. We hear Prokofiev’s humorous music for the film satire Lieutenant Kijé, travel to the Orient with Maurice Ravel’s shimmering, sensuous song cycle Shéhérazade (soloist: Marianne Crebassa) and witness the most famous love story of all time in Prokofiev’s ballet music Romeo and Juliet.

    29 Jun 2019
    From the Berlin Waldbühne

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Tugan Sokhiev

    Marianne Crebassa

    • Sergei Prokofiev
      Lieutenant Kije Suite, op. 60

    • Maurice Ravel
      Shéhérazade, song cycle after Tristan Klingsor

      Marianne Crebassa mezzo-soprano

    • Sergei Prokofiev
      Romeo and Juliet, ballet, op. 64 (arranged in the form of a suite by Tugan Sokhiev)

    • Edward Elgar
      Salut d’amour, op. 12

    • Antonín Dvořák
      Slavonic Dance in C major, op. 46 no. 1

    • Paul Lincke
      Berliner Luft

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  • Andris Nelsons and Daniil Trifonov

    Andris Nelsons and Daniil Trifonov

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Alexander Scriabin’s Piano Concerto is a work that is performed with surprising infrequency. During this concert you can discover the work for yourself: its drama and passion, its boundless wealth of emotional nuances. The soloist is Daniil Trifonov, “perhaps the most exciting pianist to have emerged internationally in the last 30 years” (The Guardian). Andris Nelsons also conducts Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11, which impresses listeners with the vividness of a film score.

    22 Jun 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Andris Nelsons

    Daniil Trifonov

    • Alexander Scriabin
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in F sharp minor, op. 20

      Daniil Trifonov piano

    • Alexander Scriabin
      Etude in C sharp minor, op. 42 no. 5

      Daniil Trifonov piano

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Symphony No. 11 in G minor, op. 103 “The Year 1905”

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      Daniil Trifonov in conversation with Egor Egorkin

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  • Constantinos Carydis conducts Mozart and Shostakovich

    Constantinos Carydis conducts Mozart and Shostakovich

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    It is always exciting to hear the expressive range that can be achieved even with a small orchestra. That is demonstrated in this concert, at which Constantinos Carydis makes his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker. The programme is framed by Mozart’s Symphonies No. 34 and 38, in which tonal radiance is combined with delicate expressive nuances. We also hear works by Dimitri Shostakovich, including his Chamber Symphony op. 110a, which sensitively and movingly reflects the horror of war.

    15 Jun 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Constantinos Carydis

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Symphony No. 34 C major, K. 338

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Chamber Symphony in C minor, op. 110a (orch. Barshai)

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Two Pieces for String Octet, op. 11 (version for string orchestra)

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504 “Prague”

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  • Daniel Barenboim and Maria João Pires

    Daniel Barenboim and Maria João Pires

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    A great friend of the Berliner Philharmoniker celebrates an important anniversary: Daniel Barenboim conducted the orchestra for the first time 50 years ago. The programme of that concert can now be heard again, with works by Haydn, Beethoven and Schumann which trace the development from Viennese Classicism to the rapturous era of Romanticism. The soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 is Maria João Pires.

    08 Jun 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    Maria João Pires

    • Joseph Haydn
      Symphony No. 95 in C minor

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G major, op. 58

      Maria João Pires piano

    • Robert Schumann
      Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), op. 82: Der Vogel als Prophet (Bird as Prophet)

      Maria João Pires piano

    • Robert Schumann
      Symphony No. 4 in D minor, op. 120 (second version from 1851)

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      Interview
      Daniel Barenboim in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud

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  • “Late Night” between jazz and classical music with Michael Wollny and Christian Jost

    “Late Night” between jazz and classical music with Michael Wollny and Christian Jost

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Jazz pianist and composer Michael Wollny and conductor and composer Christian Jost are two exceptional artists from seemingly opposing musical worlds who strive for a feeling of being “as spontaneous as possible”. In addition to the performance of some of Wollny’s solo pieces, the encounter with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker is the focus of this Late Night concert.

    08 Jun 2019
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Christian Jost

    • Michael Wollny
      Der Wanderer · Nachtfahrten

    • Michael Wollny
      Fatigue

    • Christian Jost
      Nocturnal City

      Michael Wollny piano

    • Christian Jost
      Nocturnal Forest

      Michael Wollny piano

    • Michael Wollny · Christian Jost
      Engel · Der Wanderer (Reprise) · Sirenes

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  • Michael Sanderling and Bruno Delepelaire

    Michael Sanderling and Bruno Delepelaire

    Joseph Haydn’s Second Cello Concerto is one of the most important works of Viennese Classicism. Its warm, melodious solo part is captivating, excitingly alternating between melancholy and cheerfulness. At this concert it is played by Bruno Delepelaire, first principal cellist of the Berliner Philharmoniker. At his debut with the Philharmoniker, Michael Sanderling also conducts Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony: a nightmarishly brutal panorama of the Second World War.

    01 Jun 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Michael Sanderling

    Bruno Delepelaire

    • Joseph Haydn
      Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 2 in D major, Hob. VIIb:2

      Bruno Delepelaire cello

    • Benjamin Britten
      Cello Suite No. 1, op. 72: Lamento

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Sympnony No. 7 in C major, op. 60 “Leningrad”

    • free

      Interview
      Bruno Delepelaire in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud

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      Interview
      Michael Sanderling in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud

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  • Paavo Järvi conducts Berg and Bruckner

    Paavo Järvi conducts Berg and Bruckner

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    In this concert with Paavo Järvi, we experience sensuously delicate tonal beauty, composed by two pioneers of Modernism. Anton Webern’s richly coloured arrangement of a ricercare by Bach is followed by Alban Berg’s Seven Early Songs (soloist: Mojca Erdmann), which capture the tender mood of young love. Bruckner’s Second Symphony concludes the programme – an early work which already has unmistakable Brucknerian power.

    25 May 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Paavo Järvi

    Mojca Erdmann

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      Musical Offering, BWV 1079: No. 2 Ricercar a 6 (arranged by Anton Webern)

    • Alban Berg
      Seven Early Songs (version for soprano and orchestra)

      Mojca Erdmann soprano

    • Anton Bruckner
      Symphony No. 2 in C minor (2nd version from 1877)

    • free

      Interview
      Paavo Järvi in conversation with Gunars Upatnieks

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