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From the first recording of a complete symphony in 1913 to the high-resolution sound in the Digital Concert Hall: the Berliner Philharmoniker have always been at the cutting edge when it comes to reproducing recorded music in the best possible quality, with the orchestral sounding as authentic and immediate as possible. This development has now been taken to the next level: Immersive Audio gives you the opportunity to experience the Berliner Philharmoniker in three-dimensional sound in the Digital Concert Hall – and to experience the music in a completely new way.

Our playlist features works that allow you to experience Immersive Audio in a wide variety of music: Richard Strauss’s subtle instrumentation comes through beautifully in chief conductor Kirill Petrenko’s rendition of his Don Juan. In Andrew Norma’s Sabina, you can follow how the music moves between individual instruments and groups. You can explore the unusual sounds of Edgard Varèse’s Ameriques – including a siren – in a performance with Peter Eötvös.

Of course, this playlist includes great symphonies, too: Dmitri Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, conveys electrifying tension. And in Andris Nelsons’s reading of Mahler’s Second, you can actually hear the offstage instrumentalists where you would expect to hear them if you were sitting in the Philharmonie Berlin. Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem, conducted by Daniel Barenboim, has an operatic theatricality that is as moving as it is startling.

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