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Kirill Petrenko and Patricia Kopatchinskaja with Hartmann and Stravinsky

Few works have captured the horror of the Nazi regime as powerfully in music as Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Concerto funebre. The soloist in this performance with Kirill Petrenko is Artist in Residence Patricia Kopatchinskaja. The concert closes with the striking ballet music from The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky. The two composers, who admired each other, both strived towards uncompromisingly modern yet moving music.

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Mon, 20 Sep 2021, 20:00

Musikfest Berlin: Matthias Pintscher, Simon Höfele and the Karajan Academy

Europakonzert with Daniel Harding from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris
At the conclusion of Musikfest Berlin 2021, Matthias Pintscher and the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker literally reach for the stars. Whether in Pintscher’s celestial object I, Clara Iannotta’s Intent on Resurrection or Lisa Streich’s HIMMEL – the “air from another planet” that Schoenberg once felt is evoked again in this programme.

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Season opening: Kirill Petrenko conducts Schubert’s “Great” C major Symphony

Season opening: Kirill Petrenko conducts Schubert’s “Great” C major Symphony
Kirill Petrenko opened the 2021/22 season of the Berliner Philharmoniker with the enchanting and mysterious world of Romanticism. The main work on the programme is Franz Schubert’s “Great” C major Symphony, in which exuberance, dance and nobility are shaken by moments of deep despair. Carl Maria von Weber transports us to the magical realm of Oberon, the king of the elves, which inspired Paul Hindemith’s colourful Symphonic Metamorphosis.

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A conductor recommends: Jakub Hrůša’s highlights

Music from Bach to Berg is brought together from our archives in the playlist that Jakub Hrůša has compiled to mark his guest conducting appearance in September 2021. In addition to symphonies by Beethoven and Bruckner, his recommendations include works inspired by images and stories. Among the conductors is Hrůša’s teacher and fellow countryman Jiří Bělohlávek, plus Kirill Petrenko, Daniel Barenboim, Claudio Abbado, and Lorin Maazel.

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Zubin Mehta conducts Mozart, Liszt and Prokofiev

Zubin Mehta conducts Mozart, Liszt and Prokofiev
Zubin Mehta made his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in 1961: no other conductor has been associated with the orchestra for such a long period of time. In 2019, he was made an honorary member. Particular highlights of this fruitful collaboration include unforgettable renditions of Bruckner symphonies and the performance of Verdi’s Otello. Here, Mehta and the Philharmoniker take a musical journey from the 18th to the 20th century with works by Mozart, Liszt and Prokofiev.

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The “Late Night” concerts with discoveries for night owls

They are nocturnal entertainments for fans of the bizarre, the baffling, anarchic and dreamy: the Late Night concerts of the Berliner Philharmoniker, in which members of the orchestra regularly serve dessert after a symphony concert, often assisted by prominent guests. Sometimes they sound jazzy, sometimes sentimental, and one frequently hears how humorous contemporary music can be.

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Concert from the Waldbühne with Martin Grubinger and Wayne Marshall

Concert from the Waldbühne with Martin Grubinger and Wayne Marshall
Pure rhythm is in store at this Waldbühne concert – with a performance by Martin Grubinger. The multi-percussionist is a true entertainer who elicits a wealth of timbres from his instruments in the Special Edition with film music by John Williams. The concert also features Wayne Marshall, who makes his debut conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker with the music of Leonard Bernstein, and who is also the soloist in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

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A Life in Music – Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Part 1: A child prodigy in Berlin

Composers and their times are the focus of our film series A Life in Music. The first of three parts is devoted to the life and work of Felix Mendelssohn during his time in Berlin. Accompanied by stories from his childhood and youth, we hear here not only works by Mendelssohn himself, but also those that were of particular importance to him. Narrator Philipp Bohnen, violinist with the Philharmoniker, takes us back to Berlin in the 1820s.

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Daniel Stabrawa – 35 years concertmaster with the Berliner Philharmoniker

At the end of the 2020/21 season, the Berliner Philharmoniker will bid farewell to Daniel Stabrawa. The Polish-born violinist became a member of the orchestra in 1983 and took over the important position of 1st concertmaster three years later. In our film portrait, Stabrawa talks about the tasks of the post, his memories of four chief conductors and his passion for chamber music.