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  • Iván Fischer conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 3

    Iván Fischer conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 3

    Mahler’s Third Symphony is a gigantic work in every respect. Firstly, in terms of time (just the opening movement is longer than Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony). Most notably, however, Mahler creates here a cosmos of the most diverse expressive worlds. Iván Fischer leads us into the cosmos in this concert with mezzo-soprano Anna Larsson; his recent recording of all the Mahler symphonies has been showered with prizes.

    29/01/2016

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Iván Fischer

    Anna Larsson

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 3 in D minor

      Kai-Uwe Jirka Chorus Master, Boys of the Staats- und Domchor Berlin, Gijs Leenaars Chorus Master, Anna Larsson Mezzo-Soprano, Ladies of the Rundfunkchor Berlin, Johannes Stolte Chorus Master

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      Iván Fischer about Mahler’s Third Symphony (00:11:05)

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  • Daniel Harding, Frank Peter Zimmermann and Emmanuel Pahud

    Daniel Harding, Frank Peter Zimmermann and Emmanuel Pahud

    Magnus Lindberg is a contemporary composer who writes in highly sensuous timbres. “It is not about making a manifesto. Music is something which is about emotion! It is an experience” – says the composer, whose new violin concerto will be presented by Daniel Harding and Frank Peter Zimmermann. Just as haunting is Pierre Boulez’s colourful and multi-faceted Mémoriale, heard here with Emmanuel Pahud as soloist. The evening ends with Robert Schumann’s Second Symphony.

    23/01/2016

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Harding

    Frank Peter Zimmermann, Emmanuel Pahud

    • Antonín Dvořák
      Othello Concert Overture

    • Magnus Lindberg
      Violin Concerto No. 2 commissioned jointly by the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Radio France German Première

      Frank Peter Zimmermann Violin

    • Pierre Boulez
      Mémoriale (... explosante-fixe ... Originel) for flute and eight instruments

      Emmanuel Pahud Flute

    • Robert Schumann
      Symphony No. 2 in C major

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      Magnus Lindberg in conversation with Frank Peter Zimmermann (00:14:08)

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      Daniel Harding in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud (00:13:49)

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  • Free concert with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra

    Free concert with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra

    Photo: Vern Evans

    Gustavo Dudamel’s guest performances with the Berliner Philharmoniker have shown on more than one occasion that he is an electrifying performer of Russian music. Dudamel now returns to the Philharmonie with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. The programme consists of two of Igor Stravinsky’s most famous works: The ballets Petrushka and Le Sacre du printemps. The concert is available free of charge in our video archive.

    19/01/2016

    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra
    Gustavo Dudamel

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      Igor Stravinsky
      Petrushka (00:34:39)

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      Igor Stravinsky
      Le Sacre du printemps (00:46:01)

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      Gustavo Dudamel in conversation with Zenaida Yanowsky (00:17:31)

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  • “Late Night” concert with Matthias Pintscher and the Scharoun Ensemble

    “Late Night” concert with Matthias Pintscher and the Scharoun Ensemble

    The highly esteemed composer Matthias Pintscher conducts a tribute to three important colleagues. György Kurtág, whose 90th birthday we are celebrating, is represented by his expressive song cycle Messages of the Late Miss R V Troussova; Friedrich Cerha, of the same age, fits optimally into the late night mood with Bruchstück, geträumt. In addition, we commemorate the 10th anniversary of György Ligeti’s death with his fascinatingly shimmering chamber concerto.

    16/01/2016

    Scharoun Ensemble Berlin
    Matthias Pintscher

    Claudia Barainsky

    • Friedrich Cerha
      Bruchstück, geträumt for ensemble

    • György Kurtág
      Poslanija pokojnoj R. V. Trusovoj (Messages of the Late Miss R.V. Troussova) for soprano and chamber ensemble op. 17

      Claudia Barainsky Soprano

    • György Ligeti
      Chamber Concerto for 13 Instrumentalists

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  • Maurizio Pollini and Christian Thielemann perform Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1

    Maurizio Pollini and Christian Thielemann perform Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1

    No music collection should be lacking Maurizio Pollini’s legendary Chopin recordings. In this concert, he presents the First Piano Concerto with Christian Thielemann in the Philharmonie. In other ways as well, the evening revolves around the romantic era: with Schumann’s Genoveva overture, Aribert Reimann’s Schumann fragments and symphonic interludes from Strauss’s opera Intermezzo that virtuosically oscillate between luscious late romantic sound and pioneering originality.

    16/01/2016

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Christian Thielemann

    Maurizio Pollini

    • Robert Schumann
      Genoveva Overture

    • Frédéric Chopin
      Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor

      Maurizio Pollini Piano

    • Aribert Reimann
      Sieben Fragmente für Orchester in memoriam Robert Schumann

    • Richard Strauss
      Four Symphonic Interludes from Intermezzo

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      Christian Thielemann in conversation with Albrecht Mayer (00:16:28)

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  • Christian Thielemann conducts a concert “à la française”

    Christian Thielemann conducts a concert “à la française”

    Photo: Peter Adamik

    This French programme with conductor Christian Thielemann presents itself as delicate and passionate. Ernest Chausson’s sumptuous song cycle Poème de l’amour et de la mer with mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch will be followed by Debussy’s graceful dances for harp and strings. The climax is the soft, even charming Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, which culminates in a touchingly optimistic vision of the hereafter.

    09/01/2016

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Christian Thielemann

    Sophie Koch, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Christiane Karg, Adrian Eröd

    • Ernest Chausson
      Poème de lʼamour et de la mer for voice and orchestra

      Sophie Koch Mezzo-Soprano

    • Claude Debussy
      Danse sacrée et danse profane for harp and string orchestra

      Marie-Pierre Langlamet Harp

    • Gabriel Fauré
      Messe de Requiem in D minor

      Rundfunkchor Berlin, Christiane Karg Soprano, Adrian Eröd Baritone, Gijs Leenaars Chorus Master

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      Gijs Leenaars in conversation with Matthew Hunter (00:17:56)

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  • New Year’s Eve concert with Simon Rattle and Anne-Sophie Mutter

    New Year’s Eve concert with Simon Rattle and Anne-Sophie Mutter

    Photo: Holger Kettner

    For this New Year’s Eve Concert, the Berliner Philharmoniker presented themselves in French musical garb: Under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle, the programme included orchestral works by Chabrier, Poulenc, Massenet and Ravel. With links to the Philharmoniker that go back over many years, star violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter gave sparkling performances of Saint-Saëns’s Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso and the Tzigane by Maurice Ravel.

    31/12/2015
    New Year’s Eve Concert

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Anne-Sophie Mutter

    • Emmanuel Chabrier
      Overture to L'Étoile

    • Camille Saint-Saëns
      Introduction et Rondo capriccioso for violin and orchestra in A minor

      Anne-Sophie Mutter Violin

    • Jules Massenet
      Pieces for orchestra from Le Cid (Suite)

    • Maurice Ravel
      Tzigane

      Anne-Sophie Mutter Violin

    • Francis Poulenc
      Les Biches, Ballet Suite

    • Maurice Ravel
      La Valse

    • Johannes Brahms
      Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

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      The Berliner Philharmonikers New Year’s Eve Party (00:19:00)

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  • “Pelléas et Mélisande” with Simon Rattle, Christian Gerhaher and Magdalena Kožená

    “Pelléas et Mélisande” with Simon Rattle, Christian Gerhaher and Magdalena Kožená

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Thriller, chamber play, romantic drama: Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande is all of this and much more. This December, the audience of the Berliner Philharmoniker had the opportunity to immerse itself in this multifaceted work. The New York Times wrote: “The result surpasses even the expectations raised by the Bach Passions . Mr. Sellars’s staging completely captures the human essence of Maurice Maeterlinck’s play. The singers are as fine as one could wish for.

    20/12/2015

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Magdalena Kožená, Christian Gerhaher, Bernarda Fink, Franz-Josef Selig, Gerald Finley, Peter Sellars

    • Claude Debussy
      Pelléas et Mélisande Semi-Staged Performance

      Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano (Mélisande), Christian Gerhaher Baritone (Pelléas), Bernarda Fink Contralto (Geneviève), Franz-Josef Selig Bass Baritone (Arkel), Gerald Finley Bass Baritone (Golaud), Jörg Schneider Bass (Doctor), Sascha Glintenkamp Bass-Baritone (Shepherd), Rundfunkchor Berlin, Nicolas Fink Chorus Master, Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor Boy Soprano (Yniold), Peter Sellars Staging

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      Peter Sellars in conversation with Sarah Willis (00:15:12)

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  • Bernard Haitink conducts Mozart and Bruckner

    Bernard Haitink conducts Mozart and Bruckner

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    It’s always a magic moment for Bruckner fans when Bernard Haitink conducts. This time, the programme consists of the work with which Bruckner bade farewell to the world: his Ninth Symphony, dedicated “to the beloved God”. Till Fellner will debut as soloist in Mozart’s gentle and melancholy Piano Concerto KV 503. A free singing pianistic tone is ensured, as is acute, precise musical modulation.

    06/12/2015

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Bernard Haitink

    Till Fellner

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Piano Concerto in C major K. 503

      Till Fellner Piano

    • Anton Bruckner
      Symphony No. 9 in D minor

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      Till Fellner in conversation with Knut Weber (00:12:58)

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  • A French evening with François-Xavier Roth and Anna Caterina Antonacci

    A French evening with François-Xavier Roth and Anna Caterina Antonacci

    A diverse cross-section of three centuries of French music is on offer at this concert – from the Baroque master Jean-Baptiste Lully to Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Edgar Varèse. The Italian soprano Anna Catarina Antonacci will perform in Hector Berlioz’s sensuous Nuits d’été. With this programme, conductor François-Xavier Roth, designated general music director in Cologne, will debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker.

    01/12/2015

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    François-Xavier Roth

    Anna Caterina Antonacci

    • Edgard Varèse
      Ionisation for 13 percussionists

    • Jean-Baptiste Lully
      Suite from Le Bourgeois gentilhomme

    • Hector Berlioz
      Les Nuits d’été for soprano and orchestra

      Anna Caterina Antonacci Soprano

    • Claude Debussy
      Première Suite d'orchestre

    • Maurice Ravel
      La Valse

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      François-Xavier Roth in conversation with Sebastian Krunnies (00:19:30)

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