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  • Works by Mozart and Haydn with Adam Fischer and Julia Lezhneva

    Works by Mozart and Haydn with Adam Fischer and Julia Lezhneva

    Photo: Attila Nagy

    He has conducted an acclaimed Ring in Bayreuth, is a guest of the foremost symphony orchestras and an honorary member of the Wiener Staatsoper – and yet: Adam Fischer is still considered one of the conducting world’s best kept secrets. The audience of the Berliner Philharmoniker can now experience him conducting symphonies by composers who are particularly close to his heart: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn. The highly virtuoso soprano Julia Lezhneva is also a guest as the soloist in a Mozart aria and a Haydn cantata.

    05 Oct 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Adam Fischer

    Julia Lezhneva

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425 “Linz”

    • Joseph Haydn
      “Berenice, che fai”, Cantata for Soprano and Orchestra, Hob. XXIVa No. 10

      Julia Lezhneva soprano

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      “Chʼio mi scordi di te”, Recitative and Aria for Soprano, Piano obbligato and Orchestra, K. 505

      Adam Fischer conductor and piano, Julia Lezhneva soprano

    • Joseph Haydn
      Symphony No. 104 in D major

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      Interview
      Adam Fischer in conversation with Christoph Hartmann

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  • Iván Fischer and Anna Vinnitskaya

    Iván Fischer and Anna Vinnitskaya

    Overwhelming virtuosic, magnificently colourful, sometimes Romantic, sometimes avant-garde: such is Sergei Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto with which the internationally acclaimed pianist Anna Vinnitskaya makes her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker. Iván Fischer, who stands in for Mikko Franck, also presents two works of musical Impressionism: Ravel’s famous ballet music Daphnis et Chloé and Debussy’s Printemps – a wonderful early work, full of freshness and optimism.

    28 Sep 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Iván Fischer

    Anna Vinnitskaya

    • Einojuhani Rautavaara
      Apotheosis

    • Sergei Prokofiev
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in G minor, op. 16

      Anna Vinnitskaya piano

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      April. Snowdrop, op. 37a no. 4

      Anna Vinnitskaya piano

    • Claude Debussy
      Printemps (Version for Ochestra)

    • Maurice Ravel
      Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

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      Interview
      Anna Vinnitskaya in conversation with Raphael Haeger

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  • Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Alice Sara Ott

    Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Alice Sara Ott

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    The London Telegraph described pianist Alice Sarah Ott as the “hottest new talent in classical music”. She now makes her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker performing Ravel’s vibrant, jazz-influenced Piano Concerto in G major. Another artist making his debut is the Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali, who shows the music of his homeland from its most passionate side: with Jean Sibelius’s Tchaikovsky-inspired First Symphony, and music by the internationally too little known Uuno Klami.

    21 Sep 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Santtu-Matias Rouvali

    Alice Sara Ott

    • Uuno Klami
      Kalevala Suite, op. 23: 4. Cradle Song for Lemminkäinen · 5. The Forging of the Sampo

    • Maurice Ravel
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G major

      Alice Sara Ott piano

    • Frédéric Chopin
      Nocturne in C-sharp minor, opus posth.

      Alice Sara Ott piano

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

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      Interview
      Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Alice Sara Ott in conversation with Wenzel Fuchs

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  • Daniel Harding conducts Berlioz’s “Roméo et Juliette”

    Daniel Harding conducts Berlioz’s “Roméo et Juliette”

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Although love is the all-encompassing theme in Romeo and Juliet, there are many more emotional states to experience: a gloriously festive atmosphere, the hatred of a family feud and, of course, sadness and horror in the face of a tragic double suicide. In Berlioz’ version – part symphony, part cantata – he captures all of this with drama, opulence and invention. The conductor of this performance is Daniel Harding, who has been exploring the work for many years.

    14 Sep 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Harding

    Kate Lindsey, Andrew Staples, Shenyang, Rundfunkchor Berlin

    • Hector Berlioz
      Roméo et Juliette, Dramatic Symphony, op. 17

      Kate Lindsey mezzo-soprano, Andrew Staples tenor, Shenyang bass baritone, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Gijs Leenaars chorus master

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      Interview
      Daniel Harding in conversation with Sarah Willis

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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, Gijs Leenaars chorus master

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Ludwig Quandt

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      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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