Concert archive

3 concert with Hans Abrahamsen

  • Paavo Järvi and Stefan Dohr

    Paavo Järvi and Stefan Dohr

    Photo: Stefan Rabold

    Romanticism was not only an epoch of sensibility, but also of radical concepts. No work shows this more clearly than Hector Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique. It portrays a drug-induced frenzy, a murder of passion, an execution and a witch’s Sabbath. No less exciting is Berlioz’ sound world: excessive, glaring, brutal – and then again enchantingly graceful. Paavo Järvi also conducts the world premiere of a horn concerto by Hans Abrahamsen. The soloist is Stefan Dohr.

    31 Jan 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Paavo Järvi

    Stefan Dohr

    • Igor Stravinsky
      Scherzo fantastique, op. 3

    • Hans Abrahamsen
      Concerto for Horn and Orchestra − commissioned jointly by the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the NTR Zaterdag Matinee, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Premiere

      Stefan Dohr french horn

    • Hector Berlioz
      Symphonie fantastique, op. 14

    • free

      Interview
      Stefan Dohr, Paavo Järvi and Hans Abrahamsen in conversation

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  • Simon Rattle conducts the completed Ninth Symphony by Anton Bruckner

    Simon Rattle conducts the completed Ninth Symphony by Anton Bruckner

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Simon Rattle is certain that if Anton Bruckner had lived only two months longer, he would have been able to complete the finale of his Ninth Symphony. In a sensational concert in 2011, Rattle presented a reconstruction of “monolithic, threatening presence” (Gramophone magazine), based on Bruckner’s extensive sketches. As a central work of the Rattle era, the completed symphony can now be heard again.

    26 May 2018

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    • Hans Abrahamsen
      Three Pieces for Orchestra, commissioned by the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation Première

    • Anton Bruckner
      Symphony No. 9 with the completed performance version of the 4th Movement by Samale-Phillips-Cohrs-Mazzuca (1985-2008/rev. 2010)

    • free

      Interview
      Sir Simon Rattle on the completed Ninth Symphony of Anton Bruckner (2012)

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  • Andris Nelsons and Barbara Hannigan

    Andris Nelsons and Barbara Hannigan

    In addition to the German repertoire, the Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons’s favourite compositions include works from north-east Europe. This preference is also reflected in Nelsons’s concert from December 2013 with Brahms’s Fourth Symphony, and two wistfully sensuous contemporary works by the Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks and the Danish-born Hans Abrahamsen. The soloist is the soprano Barbara Hannigan.

    21 Dec 2013

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Andris Nelsons

    • Pēteris Vasks
      Cantabile for strings

    • Hans Abrahamsen
      Let me tell you for soprano and orchestra (première)

      Barbara Hannigan Soprano

    • Johannes Brahms
      Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op. 98

    • free

      Interview
      Barbara Hannigan in conversation with Hans Abrahamsen and Paul Griffiths

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