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Lisa Batiashvili and Simon Rattle at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden

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  • Simon Rattle conducts “Tosca”

    Simon Rattle conducts “Tosca”

    Photo: Peter Adamik

    In Puccini’s Tosca, moments full of love and intimacy alternate in breathtaking tempo with those of jealousy, hate and sadistic brutality. Puccini traces this range of feelings in a musical language that is simultaneously psychologising and breathtakingly beautiful. The title role in this performance with Simon Rattle will be sung by Kristīne Opolais, who is acclaimed as a Puccini interpreter on the great opera stages from Vienna to New York.

    22/04/2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Kristine Opolais, Stefano La Colla, Evgeny Nikitin

    • Giacomo Puccini
      Tosca (concert performance)

      Kristine Opolais Soprano (Floria Tosca), Stefano La Colla Tenor (Mario Cavaradossi), Evgeny Nikitin Bass Baritone (Baron Scarpia), Alexander Tsymbalyuk Bass (Cesare Angelotti), Peter Tantsits Tenor (Spoletta), Douglas Williams Bass (Sciarrone), Maurizio Muraro Bass (Sacristan), Walter Fink Bass (Jailer), Giuseppe Mantello Boy Soprano (Shepherd Boy), Kinderchor der Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Vinzenz Weissenburger Chorus Master, Rundfunkchor Berlin, David Jones Chorus Master

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      Interview
      Live Lounge 2017 from the Baden-Baden Easter Festival

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  • Kirill Petrenko conducts Mozart and Tchaikovsky

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Mozart and Tchaikovsky

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    With Kirill Petrenko conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker for the first time since the orchestra elected him their future chief conductor two years ago, anticipation and expectations were high. The programme included Mozart’s Haffner Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique and John Adams’ The Wound-Dresser. Petrenko brought out the most subtle of nuances as vividly as a great psychological drama, rightfully receiving standing ovations: “A triumph” (Kulturradio).

    23/03/2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Georg Nigl

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 “Haffner”

    • John Adams
      The Wound-Dresser for baritone and orchestra

      Georg Nigl Baritone

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 74 “Pathétique”

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Olaf Maninger

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  • Simon Rattle conducts “Bluebeard’s Castle”

    Simon Rattle conducts “Bluebeard’s Castle”

    Béla Bartók’s only opera Bluebeard’s Castle sounds enigmatic and dark. This is a spectral psychological drama, clad in an impressionist music rich in allusions. The vocal soloists at this performance with Simon Rattle are Rinat Shaham and Gábor Bretz. As a counterpoint there is – with Emanuel Ax as soloist – a new piano concerto by HK Gruber, whose style is characterised by subtle wit and jazzy swing.

    18/03/2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Emanuel Ax, Rinat Shaham, Gábor Bretz

    • HK Gruber
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (German première)

      Emanuel Ax Piano

    • Béla Bartók
      Bluebeard’s Castle, Sz 48 (concert performance)

      Rinat Shaham Mezzo-Soprano, Gábor Bretz Bass, Ulrich Noethen Speaker

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      Interview
      HK Gruber in conversation with Knut Weber

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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.

    18/03/2017

    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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  • An invitation from the Vocal Heroes: Spring singalong concert

    An invitation from the Vocal Heroes: Spring singalong concert

    Photo: Daniel Wetzel

    The Vocal Heroes: they are the more than 200 young singers from the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Education Programme. In the Digital Concert Hall, we are broadcasting the spring concert of the Vocal Heroes with a wide range of wonderful, fun children’s songs. Children from Berlin schools will be among the guests – and so can you! Simply download the sheet music so you can sing, hum, or whistle along, too. Simon Halsey guides us through the concert.

    06/03/2017
    Vocal Heroes choir project

    Vocal Heroes
    Simon Halsey

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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      Spring Singalong Concert

      Vocal Heroes Children’s Choirs, Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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  • Free of charge: the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie with Jonathan Nott

    Free of charge: the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie with Jonathan Nott

    Musical visions of death dominate this concert with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and Jonathan Nott. Gustav Mahler’s partly expressive, partly elegiac Kindertotenlieder are among the most harrowing vocal works in the repertoire. In his last symphony, Shostakovich grapples with the end of his own life: desperate and wild. Maurice Ravel’s Valses nobles et sentimentales provide an elegant and witty contrast.

    12/03/2017

    Junge Deutsche Philharmonie
    Jonathan Nott

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      Maurice Ravel
      Valses nobles et sentimentales (version for orchestra)

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      Gustav Mahler
      Kindertotenlieder

      Michelle Breedt Soprano

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      Dmitri Shostakovich
      Symphony No. 15 in A major, op. 141

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      Interview
      Michelle Breedt in conversation with David Panzer

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  • Benefit Concert of the Federal President of Germany with Zubin Mehta and Pinchas Zukerman

    Benefit Concert of the Federal President of Germany with Zubin Mehta and Pinchas Zukerman

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Joachim Gauck makes one of his final public appearances as German Federal President with the Berliner Philharmoniker – as the host of a benefit concert in aid of UNICEF. Two world stars have been invited: Zubin Mehta and Pinchas Zukerman. The programme includes Tchaikovsky’s late Romantic Fifth Symphony and Elgar’s Violin Concerto, characterised by its emotional and modern tonal language. Access to the broadcast is free of charge.

    12/03/2017
    Benefit Concert of the Federal President of Germany in aid of UNICEF

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Zubin Mehta

    Pinchas Zukerman

    • National Anthem of Germany · Speeches by Federal President of Germany Joachim Gauck and Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller

    • Edward Elgar
      Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in B minor, op. 61

      Pinchas Zukerman Violin

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op. 64

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      Interview
      Pinchas Zukerman in conversation with Aleksandar Ivić

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      Interview
      The concerts of the German Federal President – A success story since 1988

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  • Zubin Mehta and Anoushka Shankar

    Zubin Mehta and Anoushka Shankar

    The Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar was one of the great musical intermediaries between East and West. His work Raga-Mālā links the art of sitar improvisation with the performed playing of a classical concert: an exciting journey into a faraway world. The soloist in this performance is the composer’s daughter Anoushka Shankar; the conductor is Zubin Mehta, who was his friend for many years. Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra concludes the evening.

    05/03/2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Zubin Mehta

    Anoushka Shankar

    • Ravi Shankar
      Concerto for sitar and orchestra No. 2 “Raga-Mala”

      Anoushka Shankar Sitar

    • Béla Bartók
      Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116

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      Interview
      Anoushka Shankar in conversation with Andreas Ottensamer

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