Interviews
16 Oct 2019

Emmanuelle Haïm in conversation with Jonathan Kelly (19 min.)

Emmanuelle Haïm made her debut as a harpsichordist with the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2002, and in 2008, she made her first appearance with the orchestra as a conductor. Since then, she has appeared in Philharmoniker concerts on a regular basis. In October 2019, her programme included works by George Frideric Handel and Henry Purcell. In this interval feature to mark the event, Haïm explains to Jonathan Kelly, principal oboe with the orchestra, why the geographic reference area of the concert extends far beyond the home countries of the two composers; Baroque music of the time was after all a genuinely European phenomenon. The compositions by Purcell and Handel, for example, are also heavily shaped by French and Italian influences. Another topic of discussion are aspects of performance practice in the 17th and 18th centuries.

The concert