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  • Daniel Harding, Frank Peter Zimmermann and Christian Gerhaher

    Daniel Harding, Frank Peter Zimmermann and Christian Gerhaher

    Photo: Irene Zandel

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Harding

    Frank Peter Zimmermann, Christian Gerhaher

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, op. 61

      Frank Peter Zimmermann violin

    • Gustav Mahler
      Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Selection)

      Christian Gerhaher baritone

    Daniel Harding, Frank Peter Zimmermann and Christian Gerhaher Go to concert
  • Iván Fischer and Christian Gerhaher

    Iván Fischer and Christian Gerhaher

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    The lieder of Hugo Wolf are unique in their clear-cut directness. Their aim is not the artistic sublimation of emotions, but real, unfiltered expression. Christian Gerhaher, the “foremost lieder singer of our time” (The New York Times), performs selected settings by Wolf of Goethe and Mörike. Conductor Iván Fischer also presents Franz Schubert’s Great Symphony, with its shifts between the idyllic and the abyss.

    22 Dec 2018

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Iván Fischer

    Christian Gerhaher

    • Antonín Dvořák
      Legendes for Orchestra, op. 59: nos. 6 & 10

    • Hugo Wolf
      Lieder after poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Eduard Mörike

      Christian Gerhaher baritone

    • Franz Schubert
      Symphony No. 8 in C major, D 944

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      Interview
      An introduction by Iván Fischer

    Iván Fischer and Christian Gerhaher Go to concert
  • Mikko Franck conducts Schumann’s “Paradise and the Peri”

    Mikko Franck conducts Schumann’s “Paradise and the Peri”

    It was one of the great choral works of the 19th century: Robert Schumann’s Paradise and the Peri. The piece has everything that makes up a grandiose, Romantic vocal work: effective choral scenes, lyrical, lieder-like solo numbers, and an instrumental ensemble that shows Schumann at the height of his orchestration skills. The Berliner Philharmoniker perform the work under the baton of Mikko Franck, who is standing in for Simon Rattle.

    19 May 2018

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Mikko Franck

    Sally Matthews, Mark Padmore, Anna Prohaska, Gerhild Romberger, Andrew Staples, Christian Gerhaher

    • Robert Schumann
      Paradise and the Peri, op. 50: Part 1 & 2

      Sally Matthews soprano (Peri), Mark Padmore tenor (Narrator), Anna Prohaska soprano (The Maiden), Gerhild Romberger contralto (The Angel), Andrew Staples tenor (The Young Man), Christian Gerhaher baritone (Gazna), Rundfunkchor Berlin, Gijs Leenaars chorus master

    • Robert Schumann
      Paradise and the Peri, op. 50: Part 3

      Sally Matthews soprano (Peri), Mark Padmore tenor (Narrator), Anna Prohaska soprano (The Maiden), Gerhild Romberger contralto (The Angel), Andrew Staples tenor (The Young Man), Christian Gerhaher baritone (Gazna), Rundfunkchor Berlin, Gijs Leenaars chorus master

    • Robert Schumann
      Paradise and the Peri, op. 50: Part 1 & 2 (english subtitles)

    • Robert Schumann
      Paradise and the Peri, op. 50: Part 3 (english subtitles)

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      Interview
      Mikko Franck in conversation with Matthew Hunter

    Mikko Franck conducts Schumann’s “Paradise and the Peri” Go to concert
  • Bernard Haitink conducts Schubert and Mahler

    Bernard Haitink conducts Schubert and Mahler

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    They are among the most expressive symphonic works ever: Mahler’s Lied von der Erde and Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony. An exciting conceptual parallel can be drawn by juxtaposing them: in both cases, fragile folksy gaiety suddenly changes into sheer despair. Besides Bernard Haitink, who is especially highly esteemed as a Mahler interpreter, you can experience tenor Christian Elsner and baritone Christian Gerhaher.

    08 Oct 2016

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Bernard Haitink

    Christian Elsner, Christian Gerhaher

    • Franz Schubert
      Symphony No. 7 in B minor, D 759 “Unfinished”

    • Gustav Mahler
      Das Lied von der Erde

      Christian Elsner Tenor, Christian Gerhaher Baritone

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      Interview
      Christian Gerhaher in conversation with Knut Weber

    Bernard Haitink conducts Schubert and Mahler Go to concert
  • “Pelléas et Mélisande” with Simon Rattle, Christian Gerhaher and Magdalena Kožená

    “Pelléas et Mélisande” with Simon Rattle, Christian Gerhaher and Magdalena Kožená

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Thriller, chamber play, romantic drama: Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande is all of this and much more. The New York Times wrote about this performance with Simon Rattle: “The result surpasses even the expectations raised by the Bach Passions . Mr. Sellars’s staging completely captures the human essence of Maurice Maeterlinck’s play. The singers are as fine as one could wish for.”

    20 Dec 2015

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Magdalena Kožená, Bernarda Fink, Christian Gerhaher, Franz-Josef Selig, Gerald Finley, Elias Mädler, Peter Sellars

    • Claude Debussy
      Pelléas et Mélisande (semi-staged performance)

      Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano (Mélisande), Bernarda Fink Contralto (Geneviève), Christian Gerhaher Baritone (Pelléas), Franz-Josef Selig Bass Baritone (Arkel), Gerald Finley Bass Baritone (Golaud), Elias Mädler Boy Soprano, Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor (Yniold), Jörg Schneider Bass (Doctor), Sascha Glintenkamp Bass-Baritone (Shepherd), Rundfunkchor Berlin, Nicolas Fink Chorus Master, Peter Sellars Staging

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      Interview
      Peter Sellars in conversation with Sarah Willis

    “Pelléas et Mélisande” with Simon Rattle, Christian Gerhaher and Magdalena Kožená Go to concert
  • Christian Thielemann conducts Brahms’s “Deutsches Requiem”

    Christian Thielemann conducts Brahms’s “Deutsches Requiem”

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    With the Deutsches Requiem, Johannes Brahms established his reputation as the leading composer of his time. Despite its monumental structure, the work’s message is humane: the focus is not on otherworldly salvation, but rather on temporal solace for the bereaved. The conductor in this recording from 2015 is Christian Thielemann, an outstanding interpreter of late Romantic music. The soloists are Siobhan Stagg and Christian Gerhaher.

    24 Jan 2015

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Christian Thielemann

    Rundfunkchor Berlin, Siobhan Stagg, Christian Gerhaher

    • Johannes Brahms
      A German Requiem, op. 45

      Rundfunkchor Berlin, Siobhan Stagg Soprano, Christian Gerhaher Bass, Gijs Leenaars Chorus Master

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      Christian Gerhaher, Gijs Leenaars and Christian Thielemann about Brahms’s “Deutsches Requiem”

    Christian Thielemann conducts Brahms’s “Deutsches Requiem” Go to concert
  • Bach’s “St John Passion” with Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars

    Bach’s “St John Passion” with Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Following their acclaimed performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars also presented a staged version of the St John Passion in February 2014. The concert, which struck a balance between contemplation and dramatic power, received standing ovations and was judged by the press to be a “new Easter miracle”. Mark Padmore as the Evangelist heads a spectacular ensemble of singers.

    01 Mar 2014

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      St John Passion, BWV 245

      Camilla Tilling Soprano, Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano, Mark Padmore Tenor (Evangelist), Topi Lehtipuu Tenor (Arias), Roderick Williams Baritone (Jesus), Christian Gerhaher Baritone (Pilatus, Petrus), Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey Chorus Master, Peter Sellars Staging

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      Sir Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars in conversation with Andy King-Dabbs

    Bach’s “St John Passion” with Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars Go to concert
  • Daniel Harding conducts Schumann’s “Scenes from Goethe’s Faust”

    Daniel Harding conducts Schumann’s “Scenes from Goethe’s Faust”

    Robert Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust is one of the most fascinating treatments of the Faust material. In this concert, conductor Daniel Harding reveals its full potential, from its rousing choral and orchestral scenes to its many intimate moments. The title role is sung by Christian Gerhaher in a performance which the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung described as “devilishly good”.

    15 Dec 2013

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Harding

    Christian Gerhaher, Dorothea Röschmann, Andrew Staples, Anna Prohaska

    • Robert Schumann
      Scenes from Goethe’s Faust

      Christian Gerhaher Baritone (Faust, Pater Seraphicus, Dr. Marianus), Dorothea Röschmann Soprano (Gretchen, Una Poenitentium), Andrew Staples Tenor (Ariel, Pater Ecstaticus, Tenor solos), Anna Prohaska Soprano (Marthe, Care, Angel, Soprano solos), Wiebke Lehmkuhl Contralto (Guilt, Mater Gloriosa, Maria Aegyptiaca, Contralto solos), Luca Pisaroni Bass-Baritone (Mephistopheles), Franz-Josef Selig Bass-Baritone (Pater profundus, Bass solos), Rundfunkchor Berlin, Boys of the Staats- und Domchor Berlin, Robin Gritton Chorus Master

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      Interview
      Daniel Harding in conversation with Matthew Hunter

    Daniel Harding conducts Schumann’s “Scenes from Goethe’s Faust” Go to concert
  • Bach’s “St Matthew Passion” with Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars

    Bach’s “St Matthew Passion” with Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars

    Bach’s St Matthew Passion in the staging by Peter Sellars is one of the landmarks of the Simon Rattle era with the Berliner Philharmoniker. In this haunting version, Bach’s monumental work is not only explored from a new perspective; in a way never seen before, the Philharmonie itself proved to be a great venue for staged performances. This recording comes from the second series of performances in October 2013.

    19 Oct 2013

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Camilla Tilling, Magdalena Kožená, Mark Padmore, Topi Lehtipuu, Christian Gerhaher, Eric Owens, Boys of the Staats- und Domchor Berlin, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey, Peter Sellars

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      St Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Part 1

      Camilla Tilling Soprano, Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano, Mark Padmore Tenor (Evangelist), Topi Lehtipuu Tenor (Arias), Christian Gerhaher Baritone (Christ), Eric Owens Baritone (Arias), Boys of the Staats- und Domchor Berlin, Rundfunkchor Berlin Chorus Master, Simon Halsey Chorus Master, Peter Sellars Staging

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      St Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Part 2

      Camilla Tilling Soprano, Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano, Mark Padmore Tenor (Evangelist), Topi Lehtipuu Tenor (Arias), Christian Gerhaher Baritone (Christ), Eric Owens Baritone (Arias), Boys of the Staats- und Domchor Berlin, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey Chorus Master, Peter Sellars Staging

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      Interview
      Bach’s "St. Matthew Passion": an introduction by Simon Halsey

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      Interview
      Peter Sellars in conversation with Mark Padmore

    Bach’s “St Matthew Passion” with Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars Go to concert
  • Simon Rattle and Christian Gerhaher

    Simon Rattle and Christian Gerhaher

    Primitive power as if from a wild, faraway past mixes with the vibrancy of the modern in Leoš Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass. An eye to the past and the future is also evident in Gustav Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen which combine innovative expression with a Romantic, folk-like sound. The soloist is Christian Gerhaher, and the conductor is Simon Rattle who also performs Witold Lutosławski’s Second Symphony.

    08 Sep 2013

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Christian Gerhaher

    • Witold Lutosławski
      Symphony No. 2

    • Gustav Mahler
      Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

      Christian Gerhaher Baritone

    • Leoš Janáček
      Glagolitic Mass

      Luba Orgonášová Soprano, Mihoko Fujimura Mezzo-Soprano, Stuart Skelton Tenor, Christian Gerhaher Baritone, Christian Schmitt Organ, Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno, Petr Fiala Chorus Master

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      Interview
      Christian Gerhaher in conversation with Albrecht Mayer

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      Interview
      Sir Simon Rattle and Winrich Hopp in conversation with Margarete Zander

    Simon Rattle and Christian Gerhaher Go to concert
  • Murray Perahia and Simon Rattle with Schumann’s Piano Concerto

    Murray Perahia and Simon Rattle with Schumann’s Piano Concerto

    Murray Perahia is one of the great poets among pianists, as this performance of Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto reveals. Its qualities – melodic playing, gentle story-telling and Romantic rhapsodising – are brilliantly realised by Perahia. Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem is a similarly sensitive work: a funeral mass of almost serene tranquillity. Simon Rattle conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Rundfunkchor Berlin.

    14 Apr 2012

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Murray Perahia, Kate Royal, Christian Gerhaher, Rundfunkchor Berlin

    • Luciano Berio
      E vó for soprano and instruments

      Barbara Kind Soprano

    • Robert Schumann
      Nachtlied, op. 108

      Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey Chorus Master

    • Robert Schumann
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, op. 54

      Murray Perahia Piano

    • Luciano Berio
      O King for mezzo-soprano and five players

      Kate Royal Soprano

    • Gabriel Fauré
      Messe de Requiem in D minor, op. 48 (1900 version)

      Kate Royal Soprano, Christian Gerhaher Baritone, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey Chorus Master

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      Murray Perahia on his thoughts and feelings about music

    Murray Perahia and Simon Rattle with Schumann’s Piano Concerto Go to concert
  • Bach’s “St Matthew Passion” with Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars

    Bach’s “St Matthew Passion” with Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars

    Sir Sir Simon Rattle left no doubt: For him the performance of the St. Matthew Passion, which he realised with the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Rundfunkchor Berlin in early 2010, was “the most important thing we’ve ever done here”. Critics around the world agreed with him and praised both the semi-staged production by the American star director Peter Sellars and the outstanding musical performances.

    11 Apr 2010

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      St Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Part 1

      Mark Padmore Tenor (Evangelist), Christian Gerhaher Bass (Jesus), Camilla Tilling Soprano, Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano (Musician), Topi Lehtipuu Tenor (Arias), Thomas Quasthoff Baritone (Arias), Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey Chorus Master, Boys of the Staats- und Domchor Berlin, Kai-Uwe Jirka Chorus Master, Peter Sellars Staging

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      St Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Part 2

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      Interview
      Peter Sellars in conversation with Simon Halsey

    Bach’s “St Matthew Passion” with Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars Go to concert
  • Simon Rattle conducts Schumann’s “Paradise and the Peri”

    Simon Rattle conducts Schumann’s “Paradise and the Peri”

    Robert Schumann’s Paradise and the Peri is one of the works that Simon Rattle would take with him to the proverbial “desert island”. It is music full of inspiration and beauty; in addition, there is probably no other choral work that exudes the spirit of German Romanticism as intensely. In this recording from 2009 it is presented by Sir Simon, an outstanding ensemble of soloists and the Berliner Rundfunkchor.

    08 Feb 2009

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Sally Matthews, Kate Royal, Andrew Staples, Bernarda Fink, Topi Lehtipuu, Christian Gerhaher

    • Robert Schumann
      Paradise and the Peri, op. 50

      Sally Matthews Soprano, Kate Royal Soprano, Andrew Staples Tenor, Bernarda Fink Contralto, Topi Lehtipuu Tenor, Christian Gerhaher Baritone, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey Chorus Master

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      Interview
      Simon Halsey talks about Schumann’s “Paradise and the Peri”

    Simon Rattle conducts Schumann’s “Paradise and the Peri” Go to concert
  • Sir Simon Rattle conducts “Carmina Burana” at the 2004 New Year’s Eve Concert

    Sir Simon Rattle conducts “Carmina Burana” at the 2004 New Year’s Eve Concert

    What could be more obvious than to ring in a new year with an appeal to the goddess Fortuna? And this is precisely what happened on 31 December 2004, when Sir Simon Rattle conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker in a performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana – a bright musical panorama which wondrously unites the most diverse spheres of expression: the archaic and the modern, grandiosity and humour, and the finest sophistication with raw power.

    31 Dec 2004
    New Year’s Eve Concert

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Leonora Overture No. 3 in C major, op. 72a

    • Carl Orff
      Carmina burana

      Sally Matthews Sopran, Lawrence Brownlee Tenor, Christian Gerhaher Baritone, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Boys of the Staats- und Domchor Berlin

    • George Frideric Handel
      Messiah: “Halleluja”

    Sir Simon Rattle conducts “Carmina Burana” at the 2004 New Year’s Eve Concert Go to concert