Concert archive

8 concert with Zubin Mehta

  • 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

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      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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      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

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      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 Vienna on 18 December 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, Zubin Mehta performs the work together with the Berliner Philharmoniker for the first time.

    17/03/2012

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Zubin Mehta

    • Anton Bruckner
      Symphony No. 8 (1890 version)

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

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  • Zubin Mehta conducts Mahler’s First Symphony – and a rediscovery

    Zubin Mehta conducts Mahler’s First Symphony – and a rediscovery

    When Gustav Mahler conducted his First Symphony with the Berliner Philharmoniker in 1896, he discarded a complete movement with the name “Blumine”. This airy, graceful Andante is likely to be unknown even to many Mahler fans. Zubin Mehta and the Berliner Philharmoniker will perform the “Blumine” movement as part of their performance of the complete symphony

    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

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      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

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      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

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      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

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