Concert archive

10 concert with Zubin Mehta

  • Benefit Concert of the Federal President of Germany with Zubin Mehta and Pinchas Zukerman

    Benefit Concert of the Federal President of Germany with Zubin Mehta and Pinchas Zukerman

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Joachim Gauck makes one of his final public appearances as German Federal President with the Berliner Philharmoniker – as the host of a benefit concert in aid of UNICEF. Two world stars have been invited: Zubin Mehta and Pinchas Zukerman. The programme includes Tchaikovsky’s late Romantic Fifth Symphony and Elgar’s Violin Concerto, characterised by its emotional and modern tonal language. Access to the broadcast is free of charge.

    12/03/2017
    Benefit Concert of the Federal President of Germany in aid of UNICEF

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Zubin Mehta

    Pinchas Zukerman

    • National Anthem of Germany · Speeches by Federal President of Germany Joachim Gauck and Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller

    • Edward Elgar
      Violin Concerto in B minor op. 61

      Pinchas Zukerman Violin

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

    • free

      Interview
      Pinchas Zukerman in conversation with Aleksandar Ivić

    • free

      Interview
      The concerts of the German Federal President – A success story since 1988

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  • Zubin Mehta and Anoushka Shankar

    Zubin Mehta and Anoushka Shankar

    The Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar was one of the great musical intermediaries between East and West. His work Raga-Mālā links the art of sitar improvisation with the performed playing of a classical concert: an exciting journey into a faraway world. The soloist in this performance is the composer’s daughter Anoushka Shankar; the conductor is Zubin Mehta, who was his friend for many years. Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra concludes the evening.

    05/03/2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Zubin Mehta

    Anoushka Shankar

    • Ravi Shankar
      Concerto for sitar and orchestra No. 2 “Raga-Mālā”

      Anoushka Shankar Sitar

    • Béla Bartók
      Concerto for orchestra Sz 116

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      Interview
      Anoushka Shankar in conversation with Andreas Ottensamer

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  • Zubin Mehta conducts Saint-Saëns’s “Organ Symphony”

    Zubin Mehta conducts Saint-Saëns’s “Organ Symphony”

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    There’s a lot to admire in Camille Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony: this original work is extremely multi-faceted – on the one hand gossamery and delicate, on the other festively roaring in its organ finale. Like the symphony, the other works of this evening with Zubin Mehta are steeped in late Romantic rapture: the Intermezzo from Franz Schmidt’s opera Notre Dame and Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Violin Concerto with Gil Shaham as the soloist.

    26/09/2015

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Zubin Mehta

    Gil Shaham

    • Franz Schmidt
      Intermezzo from Notre Dame

    • Erich Wolfgang Korngold
      Violin Concerto in D major

      Gil Shaham Violin

    • Camille Saint-Saëns
      Symphony No. 3 in C minor Organ Symphony

      Thierry Escaich Organ

    • free

      Interview
      Gil Shaham in conversation with Julia Gartemann

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  • Zubin Mehta and Rudolf Buchbinder with Beethoven and Strauss

    Zubin Mehta and Rudolf Buchbinder with Beethoven and Strauss

    This concert, under the baton of Zubin Mehta, was dedicated to the memory of Cladio Abbado who had died a few days before on 20 January 2014. A minute’s silence was followed by an addition to the programme, the Adagietto from Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. The evening continued with Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto with Rudolph Buchbinder as the soloist, and other works by Mahler, Webern and Strauss.

    25/01/2014
    In memory of Claudio Abbado

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Zubin Mehta

    Rudolf Buchbinder

    • Gustav Mahler
      Adagietto from the Symphony No. 5

    • Anton Webern
      6 Pieces for orchestra op. 6b

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major »Emperor«

      Rudolf Buchbinder Piano

    • Richard Strauss
      Ein Heldenleben Op. 40

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      Interview
      Zubin Mehta in conversation with Martin Stegner

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  • Zubin Mehta conducts Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9

    Zubin Mehta conducts Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9

    Anton Bruckner dedicated his last symphony “to God the Beloved”. Yet here he not only created a valedictory work, but ventured into new, modern harmonic spheres. In this concert from February 2014, conductor Zubin Mehta couples the symphony with George Crumb’s song cycle Ancient Voices of Children, which likewise looks towards the transcendent, but from the perspective of the 20th century.

    18/01/2014

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Zubin Mehta

    Marlis Petersen

    • George Crumb
      Ancient Voices of Children, for mezzo-soprano, boy soprano and chamber ensemble

      Marlis Petersen Soprano

    • Anton Bruckner
      Symphony No. 9 in D minor

    • free

      Interview
      Marlis Petersen in conversation with Eva-Maria Tomasi

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  • Zubin Mehta conducts Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony

    Zubin Mehta conducts Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony

    Like many of his contemporaries, Hugo Wolf was also overwhelmed when Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony was premiered in 1892: “This symphony is the creation of a giant and surpasses all the master’s other symphonies in spiritual dimension, richness and greatness.” In this concert from March 2012, Zubin Mehta conducts the work unhurriedly and without stiffness, with a free, powerful sound and airy spaciousness.

    17/03/2012

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Zubin Mehta

    • Anton Bruckner
      Symphony No. 8 (1890 version)

    • free

      Interview
      Zubin Mehta on Bruckner’s Eighth: an introduction to the work with excerpts from rehearsals

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  • Anniversary concert with Zubin Mehta and Mahler’s First Symphony

    Anniversary concert with Zubin Mehta and Mahler’s First Symphony

    A fascinating idea for an impressive anniversary: In 2011, 50 years after his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Zubin Mehta presented the same programme he conducted for his first guest appearance. The main work is Mahler’s First Symphony, including the rarely performed, emotional Blumine movement. Together with soloist Johannes Moser, Mehta also performs Schumann’s Cello Concerto, whose appeal lies in its sensitive narrative tone.

    02/10/2011

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Zubin Mehta

    Johannes Moser

    • Gottfried von Einem
      Orchestermusik

    • Robert Schumann
      Cello Concerto in A minor

      Johannes Moser Cello

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 1

    • free

      Interview
      Johannes Moser in conversation with Walter Küssner

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  • Schubert · Beethoven / Kavakos · Mehta

    Schubert · Beethoven / Kavakos · Mehta

    Leonidas Kavakos was the soloist with the Berliner Philharmoniker at their 2005 European Concert in Budapest broadcast to a worldwide television audience. Now the Greek virtuoso makes a further guest appearance in Berlin with Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.

    06/12/2009

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Zubin Mehta

    Leonidas Kavakos

    • Franz Schubert
      Symphony No. 3 in D major

    • Béla Bartók
      The Miraculous Mandarin, suite

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Violin Concerto

      Leonidas Kavakos Violin

    • free

      Interview
      Leonidas Kavakos in conversation with Walter Küssner

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  • Beethoven · Strauss / Perahia · Mehta

    Beethoven · Strauss / Perahia · Mehta

    Zubin Mehta and Murray Perahia in their first concert together with the Berliner Philharmoniker

    11/01/2009

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Zubin Mehta

    Murray Perahia

    • Elliott Carter
      Three Illusions

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major

      Murray Perahia Piano

    • Richard Strauss
      Symphonia Domestica

    • free

      Interview
      Zubin Mehta in conversation with Tobias Möller

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  • Mahler: Symphony No. 3 / Mehta

    Mahler: Symphony No. 3 / Mehta
    21/12/2008

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Zubin Mehta

    Lioba Braun

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 3

      Lioba Braun Alto, Women of the Rundfunkchor Berlin, Robin Gritton Chorus Master, Tölzer Knabenchor, Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden Chorus Master

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