Concert archive

4 concert with Sofia Gubaidulina

  • Prism – New music by female composers

    Prism – New music by female composers

    Photo: Dan Safier

    On a weekend in October 2020, the Berliner Philharmoniker focused on the work of female composers. Several works were premiered in three concerts, with the featured composers ranging from the now 94-year-old Betsy Jolas to up-and-coming artists such as Zeynep Gedizlioğlu and Milica Djordjević. In addition to members and ensembles of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the performers included notable guests such as the violinist Baiba Skride. Our concert clip, in which some female composers explain their works, presents the highlights of the short festival.

    10–11 Oct 2020

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    • Milica Djordjević · Zeynep Gedizlioğlu · Kaija Saariaho · Betsy Jolas · Unsuk Chin · Tansy Davies · Sofia Gubaidulina · Hilda Paredes · Galina Ustvolskaya
      Chamber music

      Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, Arditti Quartet, KlangArt Berlin, Martina Gedeck speaker, Baiba Skride violin, Holger Groschopp piano

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  • Christian Thielemann and Gidon Kremer

    Christian Thielemann and Gidon Kremer

    After almost a decade, Gidon Kremer returned to the Berliner Philharmoniker with this concert from 2016. The programme included Sofia Gubaidulina’s violin concerto In tempus praesens, in which a spiritual and filigree solo part meets a powerful orchestral sound. Conductor and Bruckner specialist Christian Thielemann also presented the composer’s Mass in F minor, a monumental work clearly inspired by Beethoven’s Missa solemnis.

    10 Dec 2016

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Christian Thielemann

    Gidon Kremer

    • Sofia Gubaidulina
      In tempus praesens, concerto for violin and orchestra

      Gidon Kremer Violin

    • Anton Bruckner
      Mass No. 3 in F minor

      Anne Schwanewilms Soprano, Wiebke Lehmkuhl Contralto, Michael Schade Tenor, Franz-Josef Selig Bass, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Gijs Leenaars Chorus Master

    • free

      Interview
      Gidon Kremer in conversation with Walter Küssner

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  • Vadim Repin and Eivind Gullberg Jensen

    Vadim Repin and Eivind Gullberg Jensen

    With conductor Eivind Gullberg, Vadim Repin – described by Yehudi Menuhin as “the best, the most perfect violinist I have ever heard” – plays Sofia Gubaidulina’s Offertorium: a contemplative work which both conceptually and thematically looks back to Bach’s The Musical Offering. Sibelius’s First Symphony is, on the other hand, a work of unrestrained emotion, with Scandinavian colours merging with Tchaikovsky-inspired expressiveness.

    09 Oct 2010

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Eivind Gullberg Jensen

    Vadim Repin

    • Sofia Gubaidulina
      Offertorium, concerto for violin and orchestra

      Vadim Repin Violin

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

    • free

      Interview
      Eivind Gullberg Jensen and Vadim Repin in conversation with Sarah Willis

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  • Gustavo Dudamel conducts Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 12

    Gustavo Dudamel conducts Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 12

    Photo: Kai Bienert

    It is rare to experience such a concentration of percussion instruments as there were in this concert with Gustavo Dudamel. In Sofia Gubaidulina's Glorious Percussion, no less than five percussionists demonstrate the multifaceted sounds and effects their intruments can produce. Dmitri Shostakovich’s 12th Symphony is no less energetic – for the composer an unusually enthusiastic work which was played here by the Berliner Philharmoniker for the very first time.

    19 Sep 2009

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Gustavo Dudamel

    Glorious Percussion

    • Sofia Gubaidulina
      Glorious Percussion, concerto for percussion ensemble and orchestra

      Glorious Percussion

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Symphony No. 12 in D minor, op. 112 “The Year 1917”

    • free

      Interview
      Sofia Gubaidulina in conversation with Margarete Zander

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