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  • Tugan Sokhiev and Jean-Yves Thibaudet

    Tugan Sokhiev and Jean-Yves Thibaudet

    Although French music often comes across as rather fragile, there are also powerful counterexamples. Thus, César Franck’s D minor Symphony and Gabriel Fauré’s Pélleas et Mélisande radiate – besides French flair – a Beethovenian will to find the right form. Maurice Ravel, in contrast, strikes a crisp, jazzy tone in the Finale of his G major piano concerto, as one might more readily expect from Gershwin. Tugan Sokhiev conducts; Jean-Yves Thibaudet is at the piano.

    22/04/2016

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Tugan Sokhiev

    Jean-Yves Thibaudet

    • Gabriel Fauré
      Pelléas et Mélisande Suite

    • Maurice Ravel
      Piano Concerto in G major

      Jean-Yves Thibaudet Piano

    • César Franck
      Symphony in D minor

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      Jean-Yves Thibaudet in conversation with Andreas Ottensamer

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  • Semyon Bychkov and Kirill Gerstein

    Semyon Bychkov and Kirill Gerstein

    Rarely has the Russian soul been captured in music so impressively as in Sergei Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 – in its melancholy brooding, its singing and revolt. In this performance with Semyon Bychkov, pianist Kirill Gerstein debuts with the Berliner Philharmoniker. Peter Tchaikovsky fosters a completely different attitude in his Third Symphony, which is shaped by the festive cheer and dancing brilliance of his famous ballets.

    16/04/2016

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Semyon Bychkov

    Kirill Gerstein

    • Sergei Rachmaninov
      Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

      Kirill Gerstein Piano

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Symphony No. 3 in D major Polish

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      Kirill Gerstein in conversation with Raphael Haeger

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  • Simon Rattle conducts the 2016 European Concert in Røros

    Simon Rattle conducts the 2016 European Concert in Røros

    This European Concert takes us to the beautiful Baroque church in the Norwegian mining town of Røros. Simon Rattle conducts works including Beethoven’s revolutionary “Eroica” and Mendelssohn’s noble, songful Violin Concerto in E Minor. The soloist, playing a home fixture, so to speak, is the virtuoso, sensitive and personable Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang.

    01/05/2016
    European Concert in Røros

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Vilde Frang

    • Edvard Grieg
      Evening in the Mountains, No. 4 from Lyric Pieces (Version for orchestra)

    • Felix Mendelssohn
      Violin Concerto in E minor

      Vilde Frang Violin

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 3 in E flat major Eroica

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  • Seiji Ozawa returns to the Berliner Philharmoniker

    Seiji Ozawa returns to the Berliner Philharmoniker

    Photo: Holger Kettner

    A happy reunion: After a long absence due to illness, Seiji Ozawa – who has had ties with the orchestra for 50 years – returns to conduct the Berliner Philharmoniker again. The focus of the evening is on the First Viennese School. Following Mozart’s Serenade “Gran Partita”, performed by members of the orchestra without a conductor, there is then Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and the Choral Fantasy: a rarely heard work that unmistakably looks ahead to his Ninth Symphony.

    10/04/2016

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Seiji Ozawa

    Peter Serkin

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Serenade for winds in B flat major K. 361 Gran Partita

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Egmont Overture in F minor op. 84

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Choral Fantasy in C minor op. 80

      Peter Serkin Piano, Rundfunkchor Berlin

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      Seiji Ozawa becomes honorary member of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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  • Free: the National Youth Orchestra of Germany with Sebastian Weigle

    Free: the National Youth Orchestra of Germany with Sebastian Weigle

    100 extraordinarily talented young musicians come together regularly to work with renowned conductors and teachers in the National Youth Orchestra of Germany. The Berliner Philharmoniker became patrons of the orchestra in 2013 and will contribute the soloists to this colourful programme. Sebastian Weigle, general music director of the Frankfurt Opera, will conduct. Access to the live broadcast in the Digital Concert Hall is free.

    05/04/2016

    Bundesjugendorchester
    Sebastian Weigle

    Stefan Dohr, Stefan de Leval Jezierski, Sarah Willis, Andrej Žust, Teresa Schwamm, Ludwig Quandt

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      Manuel de Falla
      El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat), Suites No. 1 and No. 2

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      Robert Schumann
      Concert Piece for four horns and orchestra in F major

      Stefan Dohr Horn, Stefan de Leval Jezierski Horn, Sarah Willis Horn, Andrej Žust Horn

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      Consuelo Velázquez
      Besame mucho

      Arturo Pantaleón Mendoza, Stefan Dohr Horn, Stefan de Leval Jezierski Horn, Sarah Willis Horn, Andrej Žust Horn

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      Richard Strauss
      Don Quixote

      Teresa Schwamm Viola, Ludwig Quandt Cello

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      Erich Wolfgang Korngold
      Prince and the Pauper, No. VII “Duel”

      Patrick Russ Arrangement

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  • “Tristan und Isolde” with Simon Rattle, Eva-Maria Westbroek and Stuart Skelton

    “Tristan und Isolde” with Simon Rattle, Eva-Maria Westbroek and Stuart Skelton

    No greater love is conceivable than that between Tristan and Isolde. But although Richard Wagner conveys yearning and ecstasy in unparalleled intensity in his opera, what’s lacking is any of the effortlessness of happiness – the tragic end is woven into the music right from the outset. After performances at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival, Sir Simon Rattle is now presenting the complex work with Eva-Maria Westbroek and Stuart Skelton in the title roles in Berlin’s Philharmonie.

    03/04/2016

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Eva-Maria Westbroek, Stuart Skelton

    • Richard Wagner
      Tristan und Isolde Concert Performance: Act I

      Eva-Maria Westbroek Soprano (Isolde), Stuart Skelton Tenor (Tristan), Sarah Connolly Mezzo-Soprano (Brangäne), Michael Nagy Bass-Baritone (Kurwenal), Stephen Milling Bass (König Marke), Roman Sadnik Tenor (Melot), Simon Stricker Baritone (Steersman), Thomas Ebenstein Tenor (Shepherd, Sailor), Simon Halsey Chorus Master, Rundfunkchor Berlin

    • Richard Wagner
      Tristan und Isolde Concert Performance: Act II

    • Richard Wagner
      Tristan und Isolde Concert Performance: Act III

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      Sir Simon Rattle on Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde”

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  • Beethoven and Mozart with Simon Rattle and Mitsuko Uchida at the Easter Festival

    Beethoven and Mozart with Simon Rattle and Mitsuko Uchida at the Easter Festival

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Hardly any other work is more suitable for festive occasions than Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, with its jubilant vision of a better world. After the Berliner Philharmoniker enjoyed success in Berlin and on an international tour with Beethoven's symphonies, they now present the pinnacle of the cycle at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden. The concert also includes Mitsuko Uchida as the soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto in E Flat Major KV 482.

    21/03/2016

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Mitsuko Uchida, Genia Kühmeier, Sarah Connolly, Florian Boesch

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Piano Concerto in E flat major K. 482

      Mitsuko Uchida Piano

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 9 in D minor

      Genia Kühmeier Soprano, Sarah Connolly Mezzo-Soprano, Florian Boesch Bass, Steve Davislim Tenor, Prague Philharmonic Choir, Prague Philharmonic Choir

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      Live Lounge 2016 from the Baden-Baden Easter Festival

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  • Manfred Honeck and Yo-Yo Ma at the Easter Festival

    Manfred Honeck and Yo-Yo Ma at the Easter Festival

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    In this concert from the Easter Festival, Manfred Honeck conducts Robert Schumann’s Cello Concerto with Yo-Yo Ma as the soloist, and Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique” – Romantic late works which could hardly be more contrasting. While Schumann in his work finds his way to contemplation and inward singing, Tchaikovsky in his last symphony aggressively bares his pain as his pride to the listener.

    20/03/2016

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Manfred Honeck

    Yo-Yo Ma

    • Johannes Brahms
      Tragic Overture in D minor

    • Robert Schumann
      Cello Concerto in A minor

      Yo-Yo Ma Cello

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Symphony No. 6 in B minor Pathétique

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      Manfred Honeck in conversation with Albrecht Mayer

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  • Mariss Jansons and Truls Mørk

    Mariss Jansons and Truls Mørk

    Photo: Bayerischer Rundfunk

    Dmitri Shostakovich reflects unsparingly on the horrors of the Stalin era with his Tenth Symphony. Specifically, the manic brutal second movement was conceived as a portrait of the dictator. The work will be conducted at this concert by Mariss Jansons, whose musical origins are in the renowned Leningrad Shostakovich tradition; he is considered one of the best Shostakovich interpreters. We will encounter soloist Truls Mørk in Henri Dutilleux’s yearning cello concerto.

    05/03/2016

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Mariss Jansons

    Truls Mørk

    • Hector Berlioz
      Le Carnaval romain, Ouverture caractéristique

    • Henri Dutilleux
      Tout un monde lointain..., Concerto for cello and orchestra

      Truls Mørk Cello

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      Sarabande from suite for cello solo, BWV 1008

      Truls Mørk Cello

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Symphony No. 10 in E minor

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      Truls Mørk in conversation with Ludwig Quandt

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  • Andris Nelsons conducts Wagner and Bruckner

    Andris Nelsons conducts Wagner and Bruckner

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Andris Nelsons is considered one of the outstanding interpreters of Richard Wagner, and he will conduct a new production of Parsifal at the Bayreuth Festival in the summer of 2016. In advance, he is presenting the prelude and the Karfreitagszauber to the Berliner Philharmoniker audience. This will be followed by Anton Bruckner’s Third Symphony, dedicated to Wagner “with the most profound respect”, in which Bruckner’s individual sound, inspired by the organ, unfolds its full potential for the first time.

    29/04/2016

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Andris Nelsons

    • Richard Wagner
      Parsifal: Prelude to Act I and Good Friday Spell from Act III

    • Anton Bruckner
      Symphony No. 3 in D minor (1889 version)

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