Concert archive

13 concert with Andris Nelsons

  • Andris Nelsons conducts the “Symphonie fantastique” at Musikfest Berlin

    Andris Nelsons conducts the “Symphonie fantastique” at Musikfest Berlin

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Fanatical love, drug rapture, execution: there’s hardly an extreme experience that Hector Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique leaves out. At the same time, the feverish expressivity is based on a cleverly calculated use of a tremendously large orchestra. In addition, Andris Nelsons and the Berliner Philharmoniker are presenting Debussy’s dreamy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune and Edgard Varèse’s orchestral work Arcana, which conjures up cosmic forces, on this French programme.

    10/09/2016
    Musikfest Berlin

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Andris Nelsons

    • Claude Debussy
      Prélude à lʼaprès-midi dʼun faune

    • Edgard Varèse
      Arcana for large orchestra (revised version from 1960)

    • Hector Berlioz
      Symphonie fantastique op. 14

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  • Andris Nelsons conducts Wagner and Bruckner

    Andris Nelsons conducts Wagner and Bruckner

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Ever since he appeared at the Bayreuth Festival, Andris Nelsons has been considered one of the outstanding interpreters of Richard Wagner. In this concert, he presents the prelude and the Karfreitagszauber from Parsifal to the Berliner Philharmoniker audience. This is 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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      Andris Nelsons in conversation with Gunars Upatnieks

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      Wagner and Bruckner: an introduction by Susanne Stähr

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      Musicians of the Berliner Philharmoniker talk about Anton Bruckner

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  • Andris Nelsons conducts Strauss’s “Alpine Symphony”

    Andris Nelsons conducts Strauss’s “Alpine Symphony”

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Richard Strauss’ spectacularly orchestrated Alpine Symphony, a showpiece of the Berliner Philharmoniker since the days of Herbert von Karajan, was given its premiere in Berlin on 28 October 1915. The orchestra celebrated the 100th anniversary of this event with a colourful and expressive performance under the baton of Andris Nelsons. The programme also includes Shostakovich’s disturbing, virtuoso Violin Concerto No. 1 with Baiba Skride as the soloist.

    30/10/2015

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Andris Nelsons

    Baiba Skride

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor

      Baiba Skride Violin

    • Richard Strauss
      An Alpine Symphony

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      Baiba Skride in conversation with Philipp Bohnen

    Andris Nelsons conducts Strauss’s “Alpine Symphony” Go to concert
  • Andris Nelsons conducts Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

    Andris Nelsons conducts Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    When people think of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, they think of the Adagietto – at least ever since the movement was used as the soundtrack to Luchino Visconti’s Death in Venice, making a significant contribution to the morbid charm of the Thomas Mann adaptation. In addition to Mahler’s music, Andris Nelsons also offers an exciting discovery in this concert: HK Gruber’s Trumpet Concerto Aerial which shifts between wistful jazz and ironic dance music. The soloist is Håkan Hardenberger.

    25/04/2015

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Andris Nelsons

    Håkan Hardenberger

    • HK Gruber
      Aerial, Concerto for trumpet and orchestra

      Håkan Hardenberger Trumpet

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 5

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      Andris Nelsons and Håkan Hardenberger in conversation with Sarah Willis

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  • Andris Nelsons and Emanuel Ax perform Mozart and Strauss

    Andris Nelsons and Emanuel Ax perform Mozart and Strauss

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    The epitome of classical music par excellence: the opening fanfare from Richard Strauss’s symphonic poem Also sprach Zarathustra. In this concert from October 2014, Andris Nelsons combines the powerful work with Strauss’s witty Burleske for piano and orchestra. The soloist is Emanuel Ax, who also plays Mozart’s Piano Concerto K. 449, about which the composer himself said it was “of a very special kind”.

    18/10/2014

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Andris Nelsons

    Emanuel Ax

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Piano Concerto in E flat major K. 449

      Emanuel Ax Piano

    • Richard Strauss
      Burleske in D minor for piano and orchestra

      Emanuel Ax Piano

    • Frédéric Chopin
      Waltz in A minor, Op. 34 No. 2

      Emanuel Ax Piano

    • Richard Strauss
      Also sprach Zarathustra

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      Emanuel Ax in conversation with Matthew Hunter

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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.

    21/12/2013

    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

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      Barbara Hannigan in conversation with Hans Abrahamsen and Paul Griffiths

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  • Andris Nelsons conducts Mozart, Wagner and Shostakovich

    Andris Nelsons conducts Mozart, Wagner and Shostakovich

    Here, Andris Nelsons presents an impressively multifaceted programme which ranges from the Classical balance of Mozart's Symphony no. 33 and the evocative music of Wagner’s Tannhäuser, to Shostakovich’s sometimes garish, sometimes brooding Sixth Symphony. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung praised in particular the “moving calmness” of the concert: “No climax was forced, everything developed organically.”

    08/03/2013

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Andris Nelsons

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Symphony No. 33 in B flat major K. 319

    • Richard Wagner
      Overture to Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Symphony No. 6 in B minor

    Andris Nelsons conducts Mozart, Wagner and Shostakovich Go to concert
  • Andris Nelsons and Christian Tetzlaff

    Andris Nelsons and Christian Tetzlaff

    There are few conductors from the younger generation who are so regularly invited to appear with the Berliner Philharmoniker as Andris Nelsons. At this concert he conducts, among others, Debussy’s La Mer and Ravel’s La Valse. We will also hear the exceptional violinist Christian Tetzlaff in Jörg Widmann’s Violin Concerto.

    26/10/2012

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Andris Nelsons

    Christian Tetzlaff

    • Benjamin Britten
      Passacaglia from Peter Grimes

    • Jörg Widmann
      Violin Concerto

      Christian Tetzlaff Violin

    • Claude Debussy
      La Mer

    • Maurice Ravel
      La Valse

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      Andris Nelsons in conversation with Esko Laine

    Andris Nelsons and Christian Tetzlaff Go to concert
  • Andris Nelsons conducts Tchaikovsky at the Waldbühne

    Andris Nelsons conducts Tchaikovsky at the Waldbühne

    Following his meteoric rise to fame, Andris Nelsons is now universally acclaimed as one of the finest Tchaikovsky interpreters of his generation, and so he was especially pleased to conduct an all-Tchaikovsky programme at the 2012 Waldbühne Concert. Alongside the Fifth Symphony and the rousing “1812” Overture, he accompanied three works for violin and orchestra in which the soloist was the orchestra’s leader, Daishin Kashimoto, who dazzled his audience with his warm tone and elegant playing.

    24/06/2012
    From the Berlin Waldbühne

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Andris Nelsons

    Daishin Kashimoto

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Sérénade mélancolique in B flat minor Op. 42

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Valse-Scherzo in C major Op. 34

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Mélodie from Souvenir d’un lieu cher Op. 42

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Ouverture solennelle “1812” Op. 49

    • Paul Lincke
      Berliner Luft

    Andris Nelsons conducts Tchaikovsky at the Waldbühne Go to concert
  • Andris Nelsons and Matthias Goerne with works by Tchaikovsky and Mahler

    Andris Nelsons and Matthias Goerne with works by Tchaikovsky and Mahler

    The Berliner Philharmoniker say their farewells for this season from the Philharmonie. Andris Nelsons conducts works from the end of the 19th century: Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and Mahler’s Lieder aus “Des Knaben Wunderhorn” with Matthias Goerne as the soloist.

    22/06/2012

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Andris Nelsons

    Matthias Goerne

    • Gustav Mahler
      Lieder from Des Knaben Wunderhorn

      Matthias Goerne Baritone

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Symphony No. 5 in E minor

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      Andris Nelsons on his work with the Berliner Philharmoniker

    Andris Nelsons and Matthias Goerne with works by Tchaikovsky and Mahler Go to concert
  • Andris Nelsons and Guy Braunstein with works by Brahms and Strauss

    Andris Nelsons and Guy Braunstein with works by Brahms and Strauss

    It was Hans von Bülow who said that Johannes Brahms’s Violin Concerto is a “concerto against the violin” – simply because the soloist is given little opportunity for virtuoso showmanship. In this concert, the Berliner Philharmoniker, soloist Guy Braunstein and conductor Andris Nelsons set about to uncover the evident as well as the hidden charms of the work.

    02/02/2012

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Andris Nelsons

    Guy Braunstein

    • Johannes Brahms
      Violin Concerto in D major

      Guy Braunstein Violin

    • Richard Strauss
      Ein Heldenleben

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      Guy Braunstein reveals how the Brahms’s Violin Concerto brought him to the Berliner Philharmoniker

    Andris Nelsons and Guy Braunstein with works by Brahms and Strauss Go to concert
  • Andris Nelsons conducts sumptuous works of the 20th century

    Andris Nelsons conducts sumptuous works of the 20th century

    For the Berliner Morgenpost, it was a “sensational debut”, when Andris Nelsons performed in concert with the Berliner Philharmoniker for the first time last October. For his return, he has put together an equally interesting and rich programme.

    11/09/2011

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Andris Nelsons

    Jan Schlichte, Gábor Tarkövi

    • Hans Pfitzner
      Palestrina: Prelude to Act II

    • Heinrich Kaminski
      Dorian Music

    • Wolfgang Rihm
      Marsyas, Rhapsody for trumpet with percussion and orchestra (2nd version)

      Jan Schlichte Percussion, Gábor Tarkövi Trumpet

    • Richard Strauss
      Der Rosenkavalier: Suite

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      Dr. Winrich Hopp in conversation with Dr. Helge Grünewald

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  • Baiba Skride and Andris Nelsons

    Baiba Skride and Andris Nelsons

    With two debuts in one evening, this concert has the up-and-coming generation of musicians at its heart. On her many CDs, the violinist Baiba Skride has shown herself to be both an impulsive and subtle artist. And Andris Nelson, principal conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has already been described by the Berlin Tagesspiegel as “the biggest and brightest hope in the conducting firmament”.

    16/10/2010

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Andris Nelsons

    Baiba Skride

    • Alban Berg
      Violin Concerto

      Baiba Skride Violin

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Symphony No. 8

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      Baiba Skride and Andris Nelsons in conversation with Stanley Dodds

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