Concert archive

6 concert with Alan Gilbert

  • Alan Gilbert and Frank Peter Zimmermann

    Alan Gilbert and Frank Peter Zimmermann

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Modern music of the fleet-footed type characterises the beginning of this concert: with Béla Bartók’s youthfully animated Second Violin Concerto and the ingenious, jazzy minimalism of John Adams. The main symphonic work of the evening is a contrast: Tchaikovsky’s Fourth with its powerful world-weary sounds. Alan Gilbert conducts, and the soloist is the violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann.

    03/12/2016

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Alan Gilbert

    Frank Peter Zimmermann

    • John Adams
      Short Ride in a Fast Machine

    • Béla Bartók
      Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2, Sz 112

      Frank Peter Zimmermann Violin

    • John Adams
      Lollapalooza for orchestra

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36

    • free

      Interview
      Alan Gilbert in conversation with Andreas Ottensamer

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  • Alan Gilbert conducts landscape scenes by Mendelssohn and Nielsen

    Alan Gilbert conducts landscape scenes by Mendelssohn and Nielsen

    Landscapes and folklore have inspired the creativity of many great composers. Alan Gilbert presents two lovely examples in this recording from 2014. While Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony reflects impressions of his travels in Scotland, Carl Nielsen’s musical language is shaped almost entirely by the composer’s Danish home, as his atmospherically dense Symphony Nr. 3 proves.

    22/11/2014

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Alan Gilbert

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      “Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid”, cantata, BWV 58

      Christina Landshamer Soprano, Michael Nagy Baritone, Michael Nagy Baritone

    • Felix Mendelssohn
      Symphony No. 3 in A minor, op. 56 “Scottish”

    • Carl Nielsen
      Symphony No. 3, op. 27 “Sinfonia espansiva”

      Christina Landshamer Soprano, Michael Nagy Baritone, Michael Nagy Baritone

    • free

      Interview
      Alan Gilbert in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud

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  • Alan Gilbert, Daniel Müller-Schott and Magnus Lindberg

    Alan Gilbert, Daniel Müller-Schott and Magnus Lindberg

    In this concert from February 2014, the audience in the Berlin Philharmonie had its first opportunity to hear a performance of Kraft, a spectacular work inspired by Punk music which brought the Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg his international breakthrough. The concert opens with Dvořák’s wistful Cello Concerto performed by conductor Alan Gilbert and cellist Daniel Müller-Schott.

    01/02/2014

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Alan Gilbert

    Daniel Müller-Schott, Magnus Lindberg

    • Antonín Dvořák
      Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, op. 104

      Daniel Müller-Schott Cello

    • Maurice Ravel
      Pièce en forme de Habanera

      Daniel Müller-Schott Cello

    • Magnus Lindberg
      Kraft for clarinet, percussion, piano, cello and orchestra

      Simon Rössler Percussion, Wieland Welzel Percussion, Andreas Ottensamer Clarinet, Bruno Delepelaire Cello, Juhani Liimatainen Live Electronics

    • free

      Interview
      Alan Gilbert and Magnus Lindberg in conversation with Sarah Willis

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  • Alan Gilbert and Thomas Zehetmair

    Alan Gilbert and Thomas Zehetmair

    “The man at the conductor’s desk ... bristled with musicality and interpretive single-mindedness,” wrote the Berliner Morgenpost after Alan Gilbert conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker for the first time in February, 2006. Eastern European classical modernism is the focus of his current guest appearance, with works by Witold Lutosławski, Leoš Janáček and Béla Bartók.

    14/09/2013

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Alan Gilbert

    Thomas Zehetmair

    • Witold Lutosławski
      Symphony No. 4

    • Leoš Janáček
      Putování dušičky (The Pilgrimage of a Little Soul), concerto for violin and orchestra (reconstruction by Leoš Faltus and Miloš Štědroň)

      Thomas Zehetmair Violin

    • Béla Bartók
      The Wooden Prince, ballet music, Sz 60

    • free

      Interview
      Thomas Zehetmair in conversation with Eva-Maria Tomasi

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  • Alan Gilbert and Emanuel Ax in works by Mozart and Stravinsky

    Alan Gilbert and Emanuel Ax in works by Mozart and Stravinsky

    Visitors from New York! Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, and Emanuel Ax, who has also lived in “the Big Apple” for many years, appear together in Mozart’s graceful yet melancholy Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22. Plus, Gilbert conducts Stravinsky’s Firebird, whose colourfulness is already conveyed in the titles of the movements: “The enchanted garden”, “Appearance of the guardian monsters”, and “Infernal dance”.

    03/04/2011

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Alan Gilbert

    Christianne Stotijn, Emanuel Ax

    • Alban Berg
      Seven Early Songs

      Christianne Stotijn Mezzo-Soprano

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482

      Emanuel Ax Piano

    • Igor Stravinsky
      L’Oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet

    • free

      Interview
      Alan Gilbert on his work as a conductor and musician

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  • Dvořák · Martinů / Isserlis · Gilbert

    Dvořák · Martinů / Isserlis · Gilbert

    A Czech evening with Dvořák and Martinů in the Philharmonie. Alan Gilbert conducts, Steven Isserlis is soloist in Dvořák's Cello Concerto.

    19/04/2009

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Alan Gilbert

    Steven Isserlis

    • Antonín Dvořák
      The Noon Witch, op. 108

    • Antonín Dvořák
      Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, op. 104

      Steven Isserlis Cello

    • Bohuslav Martinů
      Symphony No. 4

    • free

      Interview
      Alan Gilbert conversa con Emmanuel Pahud

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