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12 concert with Daniel Barenboim

  • “Welcome among us”: Concert for refugees and helpers

    “Welcome among us”: Concert for refugees and helpers

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    In March 2016, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Berliner Philharmoniker and their chief conductors welcomed people who have fled to Germany to escape war and distress in their home countries under the banner “Welcome among us”. The oft-quoted, miraculous ability of music to build bridges between people and cultures was impressively evident. The conductors are Daniel Barenboim, Iván Fischer and Sir Simon Rattle.

    01 Mar 2016

    Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Iván Fischer, Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle

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      Welcome message from Martin Hoffmann

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      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 20 in D minor, K. 466

      Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim Conductor and Piano

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      Sergei Prokofiev
      Symphony No. 1 in D major, op. 25 “Classique”

      Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Iván Fischer Conductor

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      Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92: 2. Allegretto · 4. Allegro con brio

      Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle Conductor

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      Interview
      Statements by Daniel Barenboim, Iván Fischer and Sir Simon Rattle

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  • Daniel Barenboim conducts Tchaikovsky and a discovery

    Daniel Barenboim conducts Tchaikovsky and a discovery

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Piotr Tchaikovsky said about his Sixth Symphony, the Pathétique, that he was “repeatedly reduced to tears” while composing it. However, the emotional high pressure did not prevent him from creating a work full of complexity and ingenuity. To open this concert from June 2015, Daniel Barenboim conducts the symphonic hymnos Teufel Amor by Jörg Widmann.

    07 Jun 2015

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    • Jörg Widmann
      Teufel Amor, Symphonic Hymn after Schiler

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 74 “Pathétique”

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      Interview
      Jörg Widmann about “Teufel Amor”

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      Interview
      Daniel Barenboim in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud

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  • Daniel Barenboim conducts the 2014 European Concert in Berlin

    Daniel Barenboim conducts the 2014 European Concert in Berlin

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    For their European Concerts, the Berliner Philharmoniker perform at a venue of cultural significance every year. This doubtlessly includes the Philharmonie which celebrated its 50th birthday in the 2013/2014 season and was therefore an excellent choice of venue. The programme, conducted by Daniel Barenboim, has an international flavour with the overture to Otto Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, Elgar’s Falstaff and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

    01 May 2014
    European Concert from Berlin

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    • Otto Nicolai
      Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (The Merry Wives of Windsor): Overture

    • Edward Elgar
      Falstaff, Symphonic Study in C minor, op. 68

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

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  • UNICEF concert for Japan with Simon Rattle and Daniel Barenboim

    UNICEF concert for Japan with Simon Rattle and Daniel Barenboim

    Both the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Staatskapelle Berlin have been regular guests in Japan for many years. Following the devastating earthquake and the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in March 2011, the two orchestras gave a joint UNICEF benefit concert for the victims a few weeks later, with Sir Simon Rattle and Daniel Barenboim conducting a programme of Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique and Brahms’s Fourth Symphony.

    29 Mar 2011
    UNICEF concert for Japan

    Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 74 “Pathétique”

      Daniel Barenboim Conductor, Staatskapelle Berlin

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

      Berliner Philharmoniker, Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle Conductor

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      Interview
      Christian Schneider (UNICEF Germany) in conversation with Andreas Wittmann

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  • European Concert from Oxford with Daniel Barenboim and Alisa Weilerstein

    European Concert from Oxford with Daniel Barenboim and Alisa Weilerstein

    At their 20th European Concert in 2010 the Berliner Philharmoniker were guests of the magnificent Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, where they had last performed under Herbert von Karajan in 1978. This time the conductor was Daniel Barenboim in charge of a programme comprising the Prelude to Act 3 of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Brahms’s First Symphony and Elgar’s soulful Cello Concerto, in which the soloist was the young American cellist Alisa Weilerstein.

    01 May 2010
    European Concert from Oxford

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    Alisa Weilerstein

    • Richard Wagner
      Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg): Prelude to Act 3

    • Edward Elgar
      Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor, op. 85

      Alisa Weilerstein Cello

    • Johannes Brahms
      Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68

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  • Elgar · Brahms / Weilerstein · Barenboim

    Elgar · Brahms / Weilerstein · Barenboim

    Cellist Alisa Weilerstein makes her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker. Our conductor this evening is Daniel Barenboim, in works by Wagner, Elgar and Brahms.

    27 Apr 2010

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    Alisa Weilerstein

    • Richard Wagner
      Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg): Prelude to Act 3

    • Edward Elgar
      Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor, op. 85

      Alisa Weilerstein Cello

    • Johannes Brahms
      Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68

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      Interview
      Alisa Weilerstein in conversation with Ludwig Quandt

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  • Strauss · Carter / Pahud · Barenboim

    Strauss · Carter / Pahud · Barenboim

    Season finale in the Digital Concert Hall: Daniel Barenboim conducts pieces by Elliott Carter and Richard Strauss. Soloists are Emmanuel Pahud (flute) and Nicolas Hodges (piano).

    13 jun. 2009

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    Emmanuel Pahud, Nicolas Hodges

    • Richard Strauss
      Don Juan, op. 20

    • Elliott Carter
      Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (European première)

      Emmanuel Pahud Flute

    • Elliott Carter
      Dialogues for piano and orchestra

      Nicolas Hodges Piano

    • Richard Strauss
      Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks), op. 28

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      Interview
      Emmanuel Pahud conversa con Lydia Rilling

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  • Daniel Barenboim conducts the 2006 European Concert from Prague

    Daniel Barenboim conducts the 2006 European Concert from Prague

    In 2006 – the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth – the Berliner Philharmoniker travelled to Prague to perform an all-Mozart programme at the famous Estates Theatre. Daniel Barenboim not only conducted the “Haffner” and “Linz” Symphonies but was also the soloist in the E flat major Piano Concerto. In the First Horn Concerto the brilliant soloist was Radek Baborák, who was then the orchestra’s principal horn player.

    01 May 2006
    European Concert from Prague

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    Radek Baborák

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 “Haffner”

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

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Concerto for Horn and Orchestra in D major K. 412 (386b)

      Radek Baborák Horn

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425 “Linz”

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  • Daniel Barenboim conducts dance music from all round the world

    Daniel Barenboim conducts dance music from all round the world

    On 31 December 2001 Daniel Barenboim returned to conduct one of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s New Year’s Eve concerts, the first time he had done so since 1986. Titled “Invitation to the Dance”, the programme brought together examples of dance music from all round the world. Works by composers from Bach to Kodály gave the audience a chance to revel in dance rhythms of every kind – and not just the waltz.

    31 Dec 2001
    New Year’s Eve Concert

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    Daniel Barenboim

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Gavotte I and II

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Divertimento in D major, K. 334: Menuetto

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Rondo for piano and orchestra in D major, K. 382

      Daniel Barenboim Klavier

    • Giuseppe Verdi
      Aida: Dance of the Little Moorish Slaves

    • Antonín Dvořák
      Slavonic Dance in G minor, op. 46 no. 8

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      The Nutcracker, op. 71: Waltz of the Flowers

    • Jean Sibelius
      Valse triste, op. 44

    • Johann Strauss
      Emperor Waltz, op. 437

    • Zoltán Kodály
      Dances of Galánta

    • Horacio Salgán
      A fuego lento

    • Zequinha de Abréu
      Tico Tico

    • Johann Strauss
      Thunder and Lightning, op. 324

    • José Carlí
      El Firulete

    • Johannes Brahms
      Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

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  • A Latin American Night with Daniel Barenboim

    A Latin American Night with Daniel Barenboim

    Could there be any better way of starting your summer holidays than with the fiery sounds of the Latin world? No doubt Daniel Barenboim and the Berliner Philharmoniker were thinking along similar lines when they marked the end of the orchestra’s 1997–98 season in June 1998 with an acclaimed Latin American Night at the Berlin Waldbühne. The star guest was the doyen of guitar players, John Williams.

    21 Jun 1998
    A Latin American Night with Daniel Barenboim

    Daniel Barenboim

    • Maurice Ravel
      Boléro

    • Georges Bizet
      Carmen Suite No. 1

    • Joaquin Rodrigo
      Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra

      John Williams Gitarre

    • Agustín Barrios Mangoré
      La ultima cancion

      John Williams Gitarre

    • Alberto Ginastera
      Estancia, op. 8: Malambo

    • Ernesto Lecuona
      La Comparsa

    • Ernesto Lecuona
      Malagueña

    • Horacio Salgán
      A Don Agustín Bardi

    • Astor Piazzolla
      Adiós Nonino

    • Carlos Gardel
      El día que me quieras

    • Gerardo Matos Rodríguez
      La Cumparsita

    • Astor Piazzolla
      Decarissimo

    • Mariano Mores
      El firulete

    • Paul Lincke
      Berliner Luft

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  • The Berliner Philharmoniker at the State Opera Unter den Linden

    The Berliner Philharmoniker at the State Opera Unter den Linden

    In April 1998 the Berlin State Opera threw a very special party for its musical neighbours, when for the first time since German reunification the Berliner Philharmoniker visited the State Opera’s legendary home on the Unter den Linden. The State Opera’s general music director, Daniel Barenboim, presided over a programme of works by Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt and Wagner, taking listeners on a musical tour spanning much of the nineteenth century.

    16 Apr 1998

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 8 in F major, op. 93

    • Robert Schumann
      Concert Piece for four horns and large orchestra in F major, op. 86

      Dale Clevenger Horn, Ignacio García Horn, Stefan Dohr Horn, Georg Schreckenberger Horn

    • Franz Liszt
      Les Préludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3

    • Richard Wagner
      Die Walküre (The Valkyrie): Walkürenritt (Ride of the Valkyries) (concert version)

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  • The 1989 concert for citizens of the GDR

    The 1989 concert for citizens of the GDR

    It is one of the most moving documents in the history of the Berliner Philharmoniker: The recording of the concert which the orchestra together with Daniel Barenboim gave for citizens of the GDR immediately after the fall of the Berlin Wall. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of this historic event, the concert will be available in our archive.

    12 Nov 1989
    Concert on the occasion of the fall of the Berlin Wall

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in C major, op. 15

      Daniel Barenboim Piano

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Così fan tutte: Overture

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      Interview
      Daniel Barenboim on the concert for people from the GDR

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