Mikko Franck and Anna Vinnitskaya

Mikko Franck and Anna Vinnitskaya

Overwhelming virtuosic, magnificently colourful, sometimes Romantic, sometimes avant-garde: such is Sergei Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto with which the internationally acclaimed pianist Anna Vinnitskaya makes her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker. Mikko Franck, chief conductor of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, also presents two works of musical Impressionism: Ravel’s famous ballet music Daphnis et Chloé and Debussy’s Printemps – a wonderful early work, full of freshness and optimism.

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Sat, 05 Oct 2019, 19:00 (Berlin time)

Adam Fischer and Julia Lezhneva

Adam Fischer and Julia Lezhneva
He has conducted an acclaimed Ring in Bayreuth, is a guest of the foremost symphony orchestras and an honorary member of the Wiener Staatsoper – and yet: Adam Fischer is still considered one of the conducting world’s best kept secrets. The audience of the Berliner Philharmoniker can now experience him conducting symphonies by composers who are particularly close to his heart: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn. The highly virtuoso soprano Julia Lezhneva is also a guest as the soloist in a Mozart aria and a Haydn cantata.

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Peter Eötvös and Isabelle Faust

Peter Eötvös and Isabelle Faust
This concert is innovative, virtuosic and cosmopolitan. Conductor and composer Peter Eötvös presents his Violin Concerto No. 3, known as the Alhambra (soloist: Isabelle Faust), which musically roams the fortress of the same name in Granada. In contrast to this airy Mediterranean world are Edgard Varèse’s famous impressions Amériques from the noisy New York of the 1920s. An insider tip is Shaar by Iannis Xenakis: eerily inscrutable and ingeniously eccentric.

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Tugan Sokhiev conducts Prokofiev and Ravel at the Waldbühne

Tugan Sokhiev conducts Prokofiev and Ravel at the Waldbühne
The Berliner Philharmoniker and conductor Tugan Sokhiev – music director of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater – distinguish themselves as storytellers at this outdoor concert. We hear Prokofiev’s humorous music for the film satire Lieutenant Kijé, travel to the Orient with Maurice Ravel’s shimmering, sensuous song cycle Shéhérazade (soloist: Marianne Crebassa) and witness the most famous love story of all time in Prokofiev’s ballet music Romeo and Juliet.

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Laurentius Dinca: a portrait

Laurentius Dinca: a portrait
In the latest episode of our series The Berliner Philharmoniker and their Instruments, the Romanian-born violinist Laurentius Dinca, describes his violin as a medium to “show one’s soul”. Dinca, who also appears as a keen chamber musician in the film portrait, became a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 1984 under Herbert von Karajan, and Kirill Petrenko will be the fourth chief conductor he has performed with.

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Daniel Harding conducts Berlioz’s “Roméo et Juliette”

Daniel Harding conducts Berlioz’s “Roméo et Juliette”
Although love is the all-encompassing theme in Romeo and Juliet, there are many more emotional states to experience: a gloriously festive atmosphere, the hatred of a family feud and, of course, sadness and horror in the face of a tragic double suicide. In Berlioz’ version – part symphony, part cantata – he captures all of this with drama, opulence and invention. The conductor of this performance is Daniel Harding, who has been exploring the work for many years.

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Inaugural concert: Kirill Petrenko conducts Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Inaugural concert: Kirill Petrenko conducts Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
Finally the time has come! This evening, Kirill Petrenko will stand before the Berliner Philharmoniker as their new chief conductor for the first time. It is a spectacular season opening concert with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony whose overwhelmingly joyful finale is perfect for the festive occasion. The concert also presents – in both Beethoven’s Symphony and Berg’s expressive Lulu Suite – the soprano Marlis Petersen as Artist in Residence of the new 2019/2020 season.

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Bernard Haitink conducts Mahler’s Third Symphony

Bernard Haitink conducts Mahler’s Third Symphony
Gustav Mahler’s Third Symphony is a musical exploration of the natural and human world that includes landscapes, animal and human voices, and the earthly and the transcendental. It ends with a hymn to love – both powerful and tender, and majestic and deeply human at the same time: one of the most moving final movements ever. Our recording documents a performance from 1990 with Bernard Haitink – one of the pioneers of the Mahler Renaissance of the last century.

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Gustavo Dudamel conducts Beethoven, Schubert and Stravinsky

Gustavo Dudamel conducts Beethoven, Schubert and Stravinsky
Gustavo Dudamel is acclaimed all over the world as a spirited conductor of passionate music, and in this concert too, he shows himself to be the ideal interpreter of Igor Stravinsky’s fiery and vibrant Suites Nos. 1 and 2. The fact that he is now also a master of the fine shading required for the music of the First Viennese School can be heard in his astutely balanced performance of the fourth symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert.