Concert archive

4 concert with Yefim Bronfman

  • Simon Rattle and Yefim Bronfman

    Simon Rattle and Yefim Bronfman

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    One of the most yearning compositions ever written opens this concert from December 2014: Wagner’s Tristan prelude. The main works of this evening conducted by Simon Rattle are Jean Sibelius’s mystical tone poem The Swan of Tuonela and his austere Nordic Fifth Symphony, plus the premiere of the piano concerto Trauermarsch by Jörg Widmann, one of the most interesting composers of the younger generation, with Yefim Bronfman as the soloist.

    20/12/2014

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Yefim Bronfman

    • Richard Wagner
      Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act 1

    • Jörg Widmann
      Trauermarsch for piano and orchestra (première)

      Yefim Bronfman Piano

    • Jean Sibelius
      Lemminkäinen Suite, op. 22: No. 2 The Swan of Tuonela

      Bruno Delepelaire Cello, Dominik Wollenweber Cor Anglais

    • Jean Sibelius
      Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, op. 82

    • free

      Interview
      Jörg Widmann
      Jörg Widmann in conversation with Dominik Wollenweber

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  • Simon Rattle and Yefim Bronfman open the 2012/2013 season

    Simon Rattle and Yefim Bronfman open the 2012/2013 season

    In the words of one critic, the performance of Witold Lutoławski’s Third Symphony, with which Simon Rattle opened the season 2012/2013 was a “pleasure”. And in fact, this is a wonderful case of uncompromisingly modern music which at the same time excites with its atmosphere and vitality. The concert opens with Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto with Yefim Bronfman who brings out both the powerful and the delicate sides of the work.

    24/08/2012

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Yefim Bronfman

    • Johannes Brahms
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B flat major, op. 83

      Yefim Bronfman Piano

    • Witold Lutosławski
      Symphony No. 3

    • free

      Interview
      Sir Simon Rattle on Witold Lutosławski

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  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin makes his debut with Berlioz and Prokofiev

    Yannick Nézet-Séguin makes his debut with Berlioz and Prokofiev

    It was somewhat of a sensation when in 2010 it was announced that the then just 35-year-old Yannick Nézet-Séguin was to be the next music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra.Shortly afterwards, he made his debut with the Berliner Phillharmoniker. Together with Yefim Bronfman, he performed Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The concert also included Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique with its wide-ranging scenarios, from airy waltzes to garish grotesquerie.

    23/10/2010

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Yannick Nézet-Séguin

    Yefim Bronfman

    • Olivier Messiaen
      Les Offrandes oubliées

    • Sergei Prokofiev
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in G minor, op. 16

      Yefim Bronfman Piano

    • Hector Berlioz
      Symphonie fantastique, op. 14

    • free

      Interview
      Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Yefim Bronfman in conversation with Sarah Willis

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  • Simon Rattle conducts “Russian rhythms” at the Waldbühne

    Simon Rattle conducts “Russian rhythms” at the Waldbühne

    In 2009, like every year, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Simon Rattle ended their season with an open-air concert at the Waldbühne. With the theme of “Russian rhythms”, wintry sounds from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker contrasted with the summer atmosphere. Yefim Bronfman gave a resounding interpretation of Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto, before Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du printemps brought the evening to a vigorous close.

    21/06/2009
    From the Berlin Waldbühne

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Yefim Bronfman

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      The Nutcracker, op. 71: Excerpts

    • Sergei Rachmaninov
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in D minor, op. 30

      Yefim Bronfman Piano

    • Igor Stravinsky
      Le Sacre du printemps (revised 1947 version)

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      The Nutcracker, op. 71: Pas de deux (Intrada)

    • Paul Lincke
      Berliner Luft

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