Our concert calendar gives you a foretaste of the coming season with an exciting range of concerts and a host of top-class conductors and soloists to look forward to.
The Spanish Riding School in Vienna houses one of the world’s most unique institutions within a magnificent Baroque setting. The Berliner Philharmoniker gave their annual European Concert here in 2012 under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel – with music from Austria, of course. The main work was Beethoven’s revolutionary Fifth Symphony, while the brilliant soloist in Haydn’s First Cello Concerto was Gautier Capuçon, making his Philharmoniker debut.
Daniel Barenboim and Itzhak Perlman have been friends and colleagues for practically the whole of their lives. In the spring of 1992 they performed Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Berliner Philharmoniker in the city’s Schauspielhaus. This is a work which in terms of the writing for the solo instrument opened up a completely new world of expression. The performance underscored yet again Perlman’s much-lauded qualities of a mellow, full tone and magnificent, apparently effortless technique.