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  • Ludovic Morlot and Joyce DiDonato

    Ludovic Morlot and Joyce DiDonato

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    The press described Joyce DiDonato’s Philharmonic debut in Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust as “ravishingly nuanced” and “angelic”. Now the charming singer can be experienced as a Berlioz interpreter again when she addresses the delicate expressivity of the cantata La Mort de Cléopâtre. Conductor Ludovic Morlot, who steps in for Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will also present Ravel’s delightful suite Ma Mère l’OyeStravinsky’s revolutionary ballet music The Firebird.

    17 Jun 2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Ludovic Morlot

    Joyce DiDonato

    • Maurice Ravel
      Ma Mère l’Oye, Suite for orchestra

    • Hector Berlioz
      La Mort de Cléopâtre, Lyrical Scene for soprano and orchestra

      Joyce DiDonato Mezzo-Soprano

    • Igor Stravinsky
      L’Oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet

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      Interview
      Joyce DiDonato in conversation with Noah Bendix-Balgley

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  • Gustavo Dudamel conducts Dvořák’s Symphony “From the New World”

    Gustavo Dudamel conducts Dvořák’s Symphony “From the New World”

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Antonín Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony, composed in New York, presents itself as colourful, yearning, with a somewhat exotic touch – an inspired fusion of American impressions and symphonic music. In an exciting juxtaposition, Gustavo Dudamel will also conduct John Adams’s City Noir. Here too there is a fascinating mixture of styles, this time between classical music and jazz of the 1940s and 1950s.

    09 Jun 2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Gustavo Dudamel

    Timothy McAllister

    • John Adams
      City Noir for orchestra

      Timothy McAllister Saxophone

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

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      Interview
      Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9: an introduction by Susanne Stähr

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  • Simon Rattle conducts “Le Sacre du printemps”

    Simon Rattle conducts “Le Sacre du printemps”

    “Simon Rattle and friends”: that’s how one could describe this concert. The composer Thomas Adès, whose Powder Her Face Suite we hear here, and Imogen Cooper, the soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25, have both been artistic associates for many years. One could say the same about Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du printemps, which Rattle has conducted in Berlin repeatedly, including in 2003 at the first dance project of the Philharmoniker’s Education Programme.

    03 Jun 2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Imogen Cooper

    • Thomas Adès
      Powder Her Face Suite, commissioned by the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation together with Philadelphia Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra (WP)

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 25 in C major, K. 503

      Imogen Cooper Piano

    • Igor Stravinsky
      Chant funèbre German Première

    • Igor Stravinsky
      Le Sacre du printemps (revised 1947 version)

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      Interview
      Imogen Cooper in conversation with Matthew Hunter

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      Interview
      Sir Simon Rattle on Stravinsky’s Chant funèbre

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  • Andrés Orozco-Estrada and Leif Ove Andsnes

    Andrés Orozco-Estrada and Leif Ove Andsnes

    Sergei Rachmaninov was actually a great melancholic – yet his Fourth Piano Concerto is colourful and spontaneous. Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes will interpret the work together with Andrés Orozco-Estrada. The music director of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony and the Houston Symphony debuts on this evening with the Berliner Philharmoniker. The virtuoso programme will also present Richard Strauss’s Macbeth and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5.

    20 May 2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Andrés Orozco-Estrada

    Leif Ove Andsnes

    • Richard Strauss
      Macbeth, op. 23

    • Sergei Rachmaninov
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G minor, op. 40

      Leif Ove Andsnes Piano

    • Jean Sibelius
      Romance in D-flat major, op. 24, No. 9

      Leif Ove Andsnes Piano

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

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      Andrés Orozco-Estrada in conversation with Philipp Bohnen

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  • Semyon Bychkov and Gautier Capuçon

    Semyon Bychkov and Gautier Capuçon

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Richard Strauss often came in for caustic criticism for his innovative music. He traces these conflicts in his tone poem Ein Heldenleben: biting, original, with an opulent orchestra sound. Dmitri Shostakovich’s battles in the dictatorship under Stalin were even more existential. Here too, there is an echo of this in the composer’s music, including in the First Cello Concerto – which can be heard here with Gautier Capuçon as the soloist. Semyon Bychkov conducts.

    13 May 2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Semyon Bychkov

    Gautier Capuçon

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in E flat major, op. 107

      Gautier Capuçon Cello

    • Pablo Casals
      El cant dels ocells

      Gautier Capuçon Cello

    • Richard Strauss
      Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), op. 40

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      Interview
      Gautier Capuçon in conversation with Sarah Willis

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  • Simon Rattle conducts Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony

    Simon Rattle conducts Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony

    Photo: Kai Bienert

    Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker have already performed Bruckner’s Seventh and Ninth Symphonies to great acclaim. With the Eighth there follows the composer’s most extensive work. It acquires its tremendous energy from the interplay of wave-like escalations – the piling up of monumental blocks of sound and falling back into melancholy brooding. The evening will open with a new short work by Simon Holt.

    06 May 2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    • Simon Holt
      Surcos (première)

    • Anton Bruckner
      Symphony No. 8 in C minor (Haas edition)

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  • Mariss Jansons conducts Sibelius, Weber and Bartók

    Mariss Jansons conducts Sibelius, Weber and Bartók

    Photo: Martin Walz

    Three composers, three distinct musical languages: that’s on offer on this programme with Mariss Jansons. Thus in Jean Sibelius’s First Symphony, his characteristic Nordic idiom is already unmistakeable. Weber’s first Clarinet Concerto, in turn, combines stupendous virtuosity and Romantic cantilena. And finally Béla Bartók with The Miraculous Mandarin: a rare fusion of uncompromising modernity and sensuousness of sound.

    29 Apr 2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Mariss Jansons

    Andreas Ottensamer

    • Jean Sibelius
      Symphony No. 1 in E minor, op. 39

    • Carl Maria von Weber
      Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra No. 1 in F minor, op. 73

      Andreas Ottensamer Clarinet

    • Béla Bartók
      The Miraculous Mandarin, suite, Sz 73

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  • Simon Rattle conducts “Tosca”

    Simon Rattle conducts “Tosca”

    Photo: Peter Adamik

    In Puccini’s Tosca, moments full of love and intimacy alternate in breathtaking tempo with those of jealousy, hate and sadistic brutality. Puccini traces this range of feelings in a musical language that is simultaneously psychologising and breathtakingly beautiful. The title role in this performance with Simon Rattle will be sung by Kristīne Opolais, who is acclaimed as a Puccini interpreter on the great opera stages from Vienna to New York.

    22 Apr 2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Kristine Opolais, Stefano La Colla, Evgeny Nikitin

    • Giacomo Puccini
      Tosca (concert performance)

      Kristine Opolais Soprano (Floria Tosca), Stefano La Colla Tenor (Mario Cavaradossi), Evgeny Nikitin Bass Baritone (Baron Scarpia), Alexander Tsymbalyuk Bass (Cesare Angelotti), Peter Tantsits Tenor (Spoletta), Douglas Williams Bass (Sciarrone), Maurizio Muraro Bass (Sacristan), Walter Fink Bass (Jailer), Giuseppe Mantello Boy Soprano (Shepherd Boy), Kinderchor der Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Vinzenz Weissenburger Chorus Master, Rundfunkchor Berlin, David Jones Chorus Master

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      Interview
      Live Lounge 2017 from the Baden-Baden Easter Festival

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