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  • “Late Night” concert: Paul Whiteman’s greatest hits

    “Late Night” concert: Paul Whiteman’s greatest hits

    To this day Paul Whiteman is regarded as the “King of Jazz”. With his fabulous orchestra and ingenious arrangements, he ensured that jazz became respectable and found its way into high culture from the 1920s onwards. Simon Rattle has long had a weakness for Whiteman’s unmistakable sound and brings it to life again in this Late Night concert: a wonderful journey into the world of symphonic jazz.

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    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    • Paul Whiteman
      Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra – The Greatest Hits: Arrangements of Makin’ Whopee, Dardanella, My Blue Heaven, San, Sweet Sue, After You’ve Gone and other Songs

    • Walter Donaldson
      Makin' Whoopee

    • Walter Donaldson
      My blue heaven

    • Giacomo Puccini
      Cho Cho San

    • Victor Young
      Sweet Sue

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  • A “Late Night” concert with French chamber music and Simon Rattle at the piano

    A “Late Night” concert with French chamber music and Simon Rattle at the piano

    The two French chamber music works of this Late Night concert show evidence of existential crises – but without sacrificing elegance. Olivier Messiaen wrote his Quatuor pour la fin du temps in 1940/41 in a German prisoner-of-war camp, surrounded by death. Claude Debussy composed his violin sonata in 1917, while he was seriously ill. Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker perform with Sir Simon Rattle at the piano.

    09 Dec 2017

    Sir Simon Rattle, Daishin Kashimoto, Ludwig Quandt, Wenzel Fuchs

    • Claude Debussy
      Sonata for Violin and Piano

      Sir Simon Rattle piano, Daishin Kashimoto violin

    • Olivier Messiaen
      Quatuor pour la fin du temps

      Sir Simon Rattle piano, Daishin Kashimoto violin, Ludwig Quandt cello, Wenzel Fuchs clarinet

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  • “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle and Magdalena Kožená

    “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle and Magdalena Kožená

    This Late Night concert with Simon Rattle and Magdalena Kožená is delicate, enigmatic and virtuoso. The concert opens with Ravel’s gently flowing songs based on poems by Stéphane Mallarmé. Vocal artistry is in demand, in contrast, in Berio’s Sequenza III. The main work on this evening is Berio’s spherical Laborintus II for voices, instruments and tape.

    18 Mar 2017

    Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Magdalena Kožená

    • Maurice Ravel
      Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé for voice and chamber ensemble

      Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano

    • Luciano Berio
      Sequenza III for female voice

      Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano

    • Luciano Berio
      Laborintus II for voices, instruments and tape

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  • “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle and Barbara Hannigan

    “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle and Barbara Hannigan

    Numerous times the enchanting soprano Barbara Hannigan together with Simon Rattle has presented musical discoveries that are impressive for both their modernity and their intense sensuality. This Late Night concert consists of the song cycle Quatre Chants pour franchir le seuil by Gérard Grisey, a fragile, atmospheric music full of unworldly melancholy.

    10 Dec 2016

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Barbara Hannigan

    • Gérard Grisey
      Quatre Chants pour franchir le seuil for soprano and 15 instruments

      Barbara Hannigan Soprano

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  • “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle

    “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle

    In the world of music, people know Don Quixote primarily in Richard Strauss’s powerful interpretation. With Manuel de Falla’s El retablo de maese Pedro, our Late Night concert with Simon Rattle presents a portrayal more characterised by humour and Spanish atmosphere. Besides this work, there is chamber music by Claude Debussy and Betsy Jolas of a bittersweet mood similar to the story of the “Knight of the Sad Countenance”.

    04 Jun 2016
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Máté Szűcs, Josep-Miquel Ramón, Florian Hoffmann, Silvia Schwartz

    • Claude Debussy
      Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp

    • Betsy Jolas
      Épisode sixième for solo viola

      Máté Szűcs Viola

    • Betsy Jolas
      Ruht wohl for viola and piano

      Máté Szűcs Viola, Sir Simon Rattle Piano

    • Manuel de Falla
      El retablo de maese Pedro (Master Peter’s Puppet Show), opera

      Josep-Miquel Ramón Bass-Baritone (Don Quijote), Florian Hoffmann Tenor (Maese Pedro), Silvia Schwartz Soprano (Trujamán)

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  • “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle and Stefan Dohr

    “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle and Stefan Dohr

    Ironic, witty and surprising – that sums up the programme at this Late Night concert with Simon Rattle. For instance, the creation of the world is an exceptionally jazzy affair in Darius Milhaud’s La Création du monde; Igor Stravinsky makes cheerful use of Baroque models in his chamber concerto Dumbarton Oaks; and in Richard Ayres’s NONcerto for horn, even the title announces the humorous play with the audience’s expectations.

    20 Feb 2016
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Stefan Dohr

    • Darius Milhaud
      La Création du Monde, op. 81, ballett

    • Richard Ayres
      NONcerto for horn and large ensemble

      Stefan Dohr Horn

    • Igor Stravinsky
      Concerto in E flat “Dumbarton Oaks” for chamber orchestra

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      Interview
      Stefan Dohr on Richard Ayres’s NONcerto

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  • “Late Night” concert with Matthias Pintscher and the Scharoun Ensemble

    “Late Night” concert with Matthias Pintscher and the Scharoun Ensemble

    The highly esteemed composer Matthias Pintscher conducts a tribute to three important colleagues. György Kurtág is represented by his expressive song cycle Messages of the Late Miss R V Troussova; Friedrich Cerha fits optimally into the late night mood with Bruchstück, geträumt. The 10th anniversary of György Ligeti’s death is commemorated with his fascinating and shimmering chamber concerto.

    16 Jan 2016
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Scharoun Ensemble Berlin
    Matthias Pintscher

    Claudia Barainsky

    • Friedrich Cerha
      Bruchstück, geträumt for ensemble

    • György Kurtág
      Poslanija pokojnoj R. V. Trusovoj (Messages of the Late Miss R.V. Troussova) for soprano and chamber ensemble, op. 17

      Claudia Barainsky Soprano

    • György Ligeti
      Chamber Concerto for 13 Instrumentalists

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  • “Late Night” concert with Kopatchinskaja

    “Late Night” concert with Kopatchinskaja

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja, born to a Moldovan family of musicians, is a bundle of energy, as anyone who has ever experienced the passionate bowing style of the violinist in concert can confirm. In this Late Night concert from September 2014, she performs – a real discovery – the expressive music of Shostakovich’s student Galina Ustvolskaya and treasures of Early music.

    13 Sep 2014
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja

    • Galina Ustvolskaya
      Sonata for Violin and Piano

      Patricia Kopatchinskaja Violin, Markus Hinterhäuser Piano

    • Music from the Middle Ages and the Early Renaissance for baroque violin and treble viol

      Patricia Kopatchinskaja Baroque violin, Laurence Dreyfus Treble viol

    • Galina Ustvolskaya
      Duet for Violin and Piano

      Patricia Kopatchinskaja Violin, Markus Hinterhäuser Piano

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  • Simon Rattle conducts a “Late Night” concert à la française

    Simon Rattle conducts a “Late Night” concert à la française

    An exquisite French programme shimmering with delicate colours awaits you in this Late Night concert: Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker perform works by Maurice Ravel, Henri Dutilleux, Maurice Delage and Jacques Ibert under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle who also takes to the piano in Ravel’s Chansons madécasses. The soloists are the soprano Susan Gritton and the cellist Solène Kermarrec.

    11 Jan 2014
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Laura Aikin, Solène Kermarrec

    • Maurice Ravel
      Chansons madécasses for soprano, flute, cello, and piano

      Laura Aikin Soprano

    • Henri Dutilleux
      Trois Strophes sur le nom de Sacher for solo cello

      Solène Kermarrec Cello

    • Maurice Delage
      Quatre Poèmes hindous for soprano and instrumental ensemble

    • Jacques Ibert
      Divertissement

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  • “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle and Katia and Marielle Labèque

    “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle and Katia and Marielle Labèque

    In this Philharmoniker Late-Night concert, the musical “crossovers” Leonard Bernstein, Osvaldo Golijov and Gonzalo Grau are in the hands of Katia and Marielle Labèque, whose telepathically connected playing has made them one of the world’s foremost piano duos. In their late evening programme, they appear together with Sir Simon Rattle and members of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

    21 Dec 2013
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Andreas Ottensamer, Katia and Marielle Labèque

    • Igor Stravinsky
      Ebony Concerto for solo-clarinet and jazz-ensemble

      Andreas Ottensamer Clarinet

    • Osvaldo Golijov
      Nazareno for 2 pianos and orchestra (arr. by Gonzalo Grau)

      Katia and Marielle Labèque Piano

    • Leonard Bernstein
      Prelude, Fugue and Riffs

      Andreas Ottensamer Clarinet

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  • “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle and Martin Löhr

    “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle and Martin Löhr

    A first glimpse at this programme is sure to elicit a grin: the Overture to “The Flying Dutchman”, as sight-read by a second-rate spa ensemble at the fountain at 7 am. There are also many other surprises in this Late Night concert with Simon Rattle, including just how fresh and up-to-date a prelude and fugue can sound when it comes from such an ingenious innovator of sound as Witold Lutosławski.

    13 Apr 2013
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    • Paul Hindemith
      Ouvertüre zum “Fliegenden Holländer”, wie sie eine schlechte Kurkapelle morgens um 7 am Brunnen vom Blatt spielt for string quartet

    • Paul Hindemith
      Kammermusik No. 3, op. 36 no. 2, “Cello Concerto”

      Martin Löhr Cello

    • Witold Lutosławski
      Preludes and Fugue for 13 solo strings

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  • “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle and a new masterpiece

    “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle and a new masterpiece

    For Simon Rattle, Georg Friedrich Haasʼ in vain is “one of the first masterpieces of the 21st century.” It is mysterious, multiperspectival music that in some way resembles the images of M. C. Escher. The effect is strengthened by the lighting directions given by the composer which create a wide variety of atmospheres. Simon Rattle performs the work with students of the Philharmoniker’s Orchestra Academy.

    18 Jan 2013
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    • Georg Friedrich Haas
      in vain for 24 instruments

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      Interview
      Sir Simon Rattle talks about “in vain” by Georg Friedrich Haas

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  • “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle and Barbara Hannigan

    “Late Night” concert with Simon Rattle and Barbara Hannigan

    Barbara Hannigan has endeared herself to Berlin audiences on many occasions with her stunning voice, stage presence and taste for bizarre humour. These qualities also come to bear in this Late Night concert with Simon Rattle, in which, among other things, she performs William Walton’s experimental and whimsical Façade in which we see Sir Simon in a very unusual role.

    15 Dec 2012
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Barbara Hannigan

    • Paul Hindemith
      Kammermusik (Chamber music) No. 1, op. 24 no. 1

    • Hans Werner Henze
      Being Beauteous, cantata for coloratura soprano, harp and 4 cellos

      Barbara Hannigan Soprano

    • William Walton
      Façade for reciter and six instruments: Excerpts

      Barbara Hannigan Speaker

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  • “Late Night” concert with Pierre-Laurent Aimard

    “Late Night” concert with Pierre-Laurent Aimard

    Charles Ives’s Concord Sonata is like a pianistic cosmos. There are intense lyrical moods, impressionistic dreams – and then again new sounds, sudden outbursts, and humorous quotes. All this adds up to a surprisingly coherent whole, a nocturne with avant-garde ambition. With dedication and sensitivity, Pierre-Laurent Aimard explores this multiform work.

    08 Sep 2012
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Pierre-Laurent Aimard

    • Charles Ives
      Piano Sonata No. 2 “Concord, Mass., 1840–60”

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  • “Late Night” concert with HK Gruber’s “Frankenstein!!”

    “Late Night” concert with HK Gruber’s “Frankenstein!!”

    This Philharmoniker Late Night concert is a feast for fans of black humour. The main work is the miniature Singspiel Frankenstein!! by the chansonnier and composer HK Gruber. In this jazzy, cabaret-style pandemonium, we encounter bizarre villains who hide their true beings behind a mask of innocence. The performers include members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and, not least, the composer himself.

    21 Jan 2012
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    HK Gruber

    HK Gruber, Gábor Tarkövi

    • Kurt Weill
      Berlin im Licht Song for vocals and jazz instruments

      HK Gruber Chansonnier

    • Kurt Weill
      Öl-Musik for voice and instrumental ensemble

      HK Gruber Chansonnier

    • Luciano Berio
      Sequenza X for trumpet in C (and piano resonances)

      Gábor Tarkövi Trumpet

    • HK Gruber
      Frankenstein!!, A Pandemonium for chansonnier and ensemble after children’s rhymes by H. C. Artmann

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  • “Late Night” concert with Sir Simon Rattle and Andreas Buschatz

    “Late Night” concert with Sir Simon Rattle and Andreas Buschatz

    This Late Night concert with Simon Rattle is an irresistible combination of music and vocal acrobatics. In Györgi Ligeti’s Aventures, for example, three singers snort, cackle and babble their way through all human emotions imaginable. In contrast, Unsuk Chin’s Akrostichon-Wortspiel is based on the written word. However, the texts are jumbled together, resulting in intriguing art idioms: a wonderful nocturnal pleasure.

    10 Dec 2011
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Sarah Sun, Andreas Buschatz

    • György Ligeti
      Aventures for three singers and seven instrumentalists

      Sarah Sun Soprano, Truike van der Poel Mezzo-Soprano, Guillermo Anzorena Baritone

    • Luciano Berio
      Sequenza VIII for violin

      Andreas Buschatz Violin

    • Unsuk Chin
      Akrostichon-Wortspiel for soprano and ensemble

      Sarah Sun Soprano

    • György Ligeti
      Nouvelles Aventures for three singers and seven instrumentalists

      Sarah Sun Soprano, Truike van der Poel Mezzo-Soprano, Guillermo Anzorena Baritone

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  • “Late Night” concert with Sir Simon Rattle, Magdalena Kožená and Olaf Ott

    “Late Night” concert with Sir Simon Rattle, Magdalena Kožená and Olaf Ott

    With this concert from 2011, Simon Rattle launched the Philharmoniker’s Late Night series. A nocturnal mood is created in particular by de Falla’s Impressionist vocal scene Psyché and Dallapiccola’s Piccola musica notturna – whose title means nothing other than “Little Night Music”. The two works by Luciano Berio, in contrast, the Sequenza V for solo trombone with Olaf Ott and the Folk Songs with Magdalena Kožená, are colourful and lively.

    29 Oct 2011
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Magdalena Kožená, Olaf Ott

    • Manuel de Falla
      Psyché for mezzo-soprano, flute, harp, violin, viola and cello

      Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano

    • Luigi Dallapiccola
      Piccola musica notturna

    • Luciano Berio
      Sequenza V for trombone

      Olaf Ott Trombone

    • Luciano Berio
      Folk Songs for mezzo-soprano and seven instruments

      Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano

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