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8 concert with Barbara Hannigan

  • “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle and Barbara Hannigan

    “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle and Barbara Hannigan

    Numerous times the enchanting soprano Barbara Hannigan together with Simon Rattle has presented musical discoveries that are impressive for both their modernity and their intense sensuality. This Late Night concert consists of the song cycle Quatre Chants pour franchir le seuil by Gérard Grisey, a fragile, atmospheric music full of unworldly melancholy.

    10 Dec 2016

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Barbara Hannigan

    • Gérard Grisey
      Quatre Chants pour franchir le seuil for soprano and 15 instruments

      Barbara Hannigan Soprano

    “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle and Barbara Hannigan Go to concert
  • Krystian Zimerman plays Brahms

    Krystian Zimerman plays Brahms

    Krystian Zimerman is someone who looks for the truth behind the notes with a ruthless unwillingness to compromise – which is why all of his recordings are a precious rarity. Here, we present his performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 from June 2015. The performance with Sir Simon Rattle is as multifaceted as Brahms’s work: floating poetically, spirited and forceful, but always infused with the dark introspection of late Romanticism.

    25 Jun 2015

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Barbara Hannigan, Krystian Zimerman

    • Joseph Haydn
      Symphony No. 80 in D minor

    • Unsuk Chin
      Le Silence des Sirènes for soprano and orchestra (German première)

      Barbara Hannigan Soprano

    • Johannes Brahms
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D minor, op. 15

      Krystian Zimerman Piano

    • free

      Interview
      Unsuk Chin and Barbara Hannigan about “Le Silence des Sirènes”

    Krystian Zimerman plays Brahms Go to concert
  • Barbara Hannigan and Simon Rattle with “Façade” by William Walton

    Barbara Hannigan and Simon Rattle with “Façade” by William Walton

    What a programme Sir Simon Rattle and soprano Barbara Hannigan assembled for this Late Night: naughty, sophisticated, sexy and subversive – and also very British. William Walton’s 1923 “entertainment” Façade brought him overnight the reputation – deservedly – of an enfant terrible of modern English music.

    12 Jun 2015
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Barbara Hannigan

    • Kurt Weill
      “Youkali” · “Je ne t’aime pas” · “Lost in the Stars”

    • William Walton
      Façade for reciter and six instruments

    • free

      Interview
      Barbara Hannigan about Kurt Weill and William Walton

    Barbara Hannigan and Simon Rattle with “Façade” by William Walton Go to concert
  • 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 Dec 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, op. 98

    • free

      Interview
      Barbara Hannigan in conversation with Hans Abrahamsen and Paul Griffiths

    Andris Nelsons and Barbara Hannigan Go to concert
  • Simon Rattle conducts Schumann and Dutilleux

    Simon Rattle conducts Schumann and Dutilleux

    Hopeful enthusiasm and flashes of disturbance and depression: the fusion of these contradictory states characterise Robert Schumann, not only as a man but also as a composer. They are also evident in both his “Rhenish” Symphony and the overture to the opera Genoveva which Simon Rattle conducts in this concert. Plus, soloist Barbara Hannigan sings Henri Dutilleux’s mystical, filigree song cycle Correspondances.

    16 Feb 2013

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Barbara Hannigan

    • Robert Schumann
      Genoveva, op. 81: Overture

    • Henri Dutilleux
      Correspondances for soprano and orchestra

      Barbara Hannigan Soprano

    • Robert Schumann
      Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, op. 97 “Rhenish”

    • free

      Interview
      Barbara Hannigan on her work with Henri Dutilleux

    Simon Rattle conducts Schumann and Dutilleux Go to concert
  • “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle and Barbara Hannigan

    “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle and Barbara Hannigan

    Barbara Hannigan has endeared herself to Berlin audiences on many occasions with her stunning voice, stage presence and taste for bizarre humour. These qualities also come to bear in this Late Night concert with Simon Rattle, in which, among other things, she performs William Walton’s experimental and whimsical Façade in which we see Sir Simon in a very unusual role.

    15 Dec 2012
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Barbara Hannigan

    • Paul Hindemith
      Kammermusik (Chamber music) No. 1, op. 24 no. 1

    • Hans Werner Henze
      Being Beauteous, cantata for coloratura soprano, harp and 4 cellos

      Barbara Hannigan Soprano

    • William Walton
      Façade for reciter and six instruments: Excerpts

      Barbara Hannigan Speaker

    “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle and Barbara Hannigan Go to concert
  • Boulez meets Stravinsky

    Boulez meets Stravinsky

    Pierre Boulez has set standards with his performances of the music of Stravinsky. In this concert from 2010, he pays double homage to his older colleague: firstly as the conductor of Stravinsky’s fairytale opera Le Rossignol, and secondly with his own composition ... explosante fixe ..., which he wrote in memory of Stravinsky. The evening’s soloists include flautist Emmanuel Pahud and the soprano Barbara Hannigan.

    18 Sep 2010

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Pierre Boulez

    Emmanuel Pahud, Barbara Hannigan

    • Pierre Boulez
      ... explosante-fixe ... for flute with live-electronics, two flutes and ensemble

      Emmanuel Pahud Flute, Marion Ralincourt Flute, Sophie Cherrier Flute, Mitglieder des IRCAM Paris Sound Direction

    • Igor Stravinsky
      Le Rossignol (The Nightingale) (concert performance)

      Barbara Hannigan Soprano (Nightingale), Stephanie Weiss Mezzo-Soprano (Cook), Julia Faylenbogen Mezzo-Soprano (Death), Edgaras Montvidas Tenor (Fisherman), Roman Trekel Baritone (Emperor of China), Georg Zeppenfeld Bass (Chamberlain), Peter Rose Bass (Bonze), Jan Remmers Tenor (Japanese Ambassador), Wolfram Teßmer Baritone (Japanese Ambassador), Rundfunkchor Berlin (Tenants), Simon Halsey Chorus Master

    • free

      Interview
      Pierre Boulez in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud

    Boulez meets Stravinsky Go to concert
  • Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Mitsuko Uchida and Simon Rattle

    Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Mitsuko Uchida and Simon Rattle

    Simon Rattle’s performance of the complete piano concertos of Beethoven was a highlight of the 2009/2010 season. The soloist was Mitsuko Uchida: a “queen of her instrument” (The New York Times) who has been charming Berliner Philharmoniker audiences since 1984 with her at once sensitive and sinewy tone. To start off the cycle, the First Piano Concerto was framed by two works by Ligeti and Jean Sibelius’ First Symphony.

    04 Feb 2010

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Mitsuko Uchida, Barbara Hannigan

    • György Ligeti
      Atmosphères

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

      Mitsuko Uchida Piano

    • György Ligeti
      Mysteries of the Macabre (version for coloratura soprano and orchestra)

      Barbara Hannigan Soprano

    • Jean Sibelius
      Symphony No. 1 in E minor, op. 39

    • free

      Interview
      Mitsuko Uchida in conversation with Gerhard Forck

    Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Mitsuko Uchida and Simon Rattle Go to concert