Concert archive

8 concert with Barbara Hannigan

  • “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 already 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.

    10/12/2016

    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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  • Krystian Zimerman plays Brahms

    Krystian Zimerman plays Brahms

    Krystian Zimerman is someone who looks for the truth behind the notes with a ruthless unwillingness to compromise – which is why all of his recordings are a precious rarity. Here, we present his performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 from June 2015. The performance with Sir Simon Rattle is as multifaceted as Brahms’s work: floating poetically, spirited and forceful, but always infused with the dark introspection of late Romanticism.

    25/06/2015

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Barbara Hannigan, Krystian Zimerman

    • Joseph Haydn
      Symphony No. 80 in D minor

    • Unsuk Chin
      Le Silence des Sirènes for soprano and orchestra German Première

      Barbara Hannigan Soprano

    • Johannes Brahms
      Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor

      Krystian Zimerman Piano

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      Unsuk Chin and Barbara Hannigan about “Le Silence des Sirènes”

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  • Barbara Hannigan and Simon Rattle with “Façade” by William Walton

    Barbara Hannigan and Simon Rattle with “Façade” by William Walton

    What a programme Sir Simon Rattle and soprano Barbara Hannigan assembled for this Late Night: naughty, sophisticated, sexy and subversive – and also very British. William Walton’s 1923 “entertainment” Façade brought him overnight the reputation – deservedly – of an enfant terrible of modern English music.

    12/06/2015
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Barbara Hannigan

    • Kurt Weill
      “Youkali”, “Je ne t’aime pas” and “Lost in the Stars”

    • William Walton
      Façade for speaker and 6 instruments

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      Barbara Hannigan about Kurt Weill and William Walton

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  • Andris Nelsons and Barbara Hannigan

    Andris Nelsons and Barbara Hannigan

    In addition to the German repertoire, the Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons’s favourite compositions include works from north-east Europe. This preference is also reflected in Nelsons’s concert from December 2013 with Brahms’s Fourth Symphony, and two wistfully sensuous contemporary works by the Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks and the Danish-born Hans Abrahamsen. The soloist is the soprano Barbara Hannigan.

    21/12/2013

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Andris Nelsons

    • Pēteris Vasks
      Cantabile for strings

    • Hans Abrahamsen
      Let me tell you for soprano and orchestra Première

      Barbara Hannigan Soprano

    • Johannes Brahms
      Symphony No. 4 in E minor

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      Barbara Hannigan in conversation with Hans Abrahamsen and Paul Griffiths

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  • Simon Rattle conducts Schumann and Dutilleux

    Simon Rattle conducts Schumann and Dutilleux

    Hopeful enthusiasm and flashes of disturbance and depression: the fusion of these contradictory states characterise Robert Schumann, not only as a man but also as a composer. They are also evident in both his “Rhenish” Symphony and the overture to the opera Genoveva which Simon Rattle conducts in this concert. Plus, soloist Barbara Hannigan sings Henri Dutilleux’s mystical, filigree song cycle Correspondances.

    16/02/2013

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Barbara Hannigan

    • Robert Schumann
      Genoveva Overture

    • Henri Dutilleux
      Correspondances for soprano and orchestra

      Barbara Hannigan Soprano

    • Robert Schumann
      Symphony No. 3 in E flat major »Rhenish«

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      Barbara Hannigan on her work with Henri Dutilleux

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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.

    15/12/2012
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Barbara Hannigan

    • Paul Hindemith
      Kammermusik No. 1

    • Hans Werner Henze
      Being Beauteous

      Barbara Hannigan Soprano

    • William Walton
      Façade for reciter and six instruments (Excerpts)

      Barbara Hannigan Speaker

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  • Pierre Boulez meets Igor Stravinsky

    Pierre Boulez meets Igor Stravinsky

    Pierre Boulez has set standards as a conductor of the music of Stravinsky. But his own works were also profoundly influenced by the elder composer. Our concert with Boulez’s ... explosante fixe ... and Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol reveals the manifold interrelationships between these two doyens of modern music.

    18/09/2010

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Pierre Boulez

    Emmanuel Pahud, Barbara Hannigan

    • Pierre Boulez
      ... explosante-fixe ... for flute with live-electronics, two flutes and ensemble

      Emmanuel Pahud Flute, Marion Ralincourt Flute, Sophie Cherrier Flute, Mitglieder des IRCAM Paris Sound Direction

    • Igor Stravinsky
      The Nightingale concert performance

      Barbara Hannigan Soprano (Nightingale), Stephanie Weiss Mezzo-Soprano (Cook), Julia Faylenbogen Mezzo-Soprano (Death), Edgaras Montvidas Tenor (Fisherman), Roman Trekel Baritone (Emperor of China), Georg Zeppenfeld Bass (Chamberlain), Peter Rose Bass (Bonze), Jan Remmers Tenor (Japanese Ambassador), Wolfram Teßmer Baritone (Japanese Ambassador), Rundfunkchor Berlin (Tenants), Simon Halsey Chorus Master

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      Pierre Boulez in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud

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  • Beethoven cycle 1 / Uchida · Rattle

    Beethoven cycle 1 / Uchida · Rattle

    The opening evening of the Beethoven piano concerto cycle: Mitsuko Uchida and Sir Simon Rattle perform the complete piano concertos by this great classical composer. This evening: Piano Concerto No. 1.

    04/02/2010

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Mitsuko Uchida, Barbara Hannigan

    • György Ligeti
      atmosphères

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major

      Mitsuko Uchida Piano

    • György Ligeti
      Mysteries of the Macabre (version for coloratura soprano and orchestra)

      Barbara Hannigan Soprano

    • Jean Sibelius
      Symphony No. 1

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      Mitsuko Uchida in conversation with Gerhard Forck

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