Berlin Philharmonic

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‘It’s OK to take risks in concerts because there it’s safe to do so’: Conductor Daniel Harding on his double life as an airline pilot
He’s been on the podium with the world’s leading orchestras but, he says, his new parallel career flying for Air France has taught him things he never learned in 30 years of music making

Hugo Shirley

03, Nov, 2022 @6:15 PM

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The week in classical: The Ring of the Nibelung; Berlin Philharmonic/ Fischer review – a human experiment
Outstanding performances can’t save Tcherniakov’s new Ring, complete with live rabbits, from closing to a barrage of boos…

Fiona Maddocks

15, Oct, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Prom 62: Berlin Philharmonic/Petrenko review – sinister magic marks a concert of startling brilliance
Petrenko proved his mastery of Mahler’s Seventh yet again as he brought out its lurking ambiguity in a performance that hovered between dream and nightmare

Tim Ashley

04, Sep, 2022 @12:02 PM

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The week in classical: Berlin Philharmonic/ Petrenko; Partenope at the Lucerne festival
Mesmerising Schubert and sparkling Handel were highlights at this year’s ‘crazy’ Swiss festival

Fiona Maddocks

11, Sep, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Mahler: Symphonies 1-10 review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
This mammoth undertaking, of all of Mahler’s symphonies with different conductors over the last decade, brings variable musical results

Andrew Clements

18, Feb, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Berlin Philharmonic/Petrenko review – Thorvaldsdottir's utterly convincing musical world
Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s impressive new work was detailed and powerful, while Trifonov dazzled in showy Prokofiev and a Suk rarity didn’t quite cohere

Andrew Clements

01, Feb, 2021 @3:45 PM

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Lockdown listening: classical music and opera to stream at home
With concert halls and opera houses closed, organisations and musicians across the world are livestreaming concerts and opening up their digital archives

Imogen Tilden

29, Jul, 2020 @11:15 AM

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Classical music: let the Berlin Phil come to you
With concert halls and opera houses closed, we sample the stay-at-home alternatives from Budapest to Dar es Salaam

Nicholas Kenyon

21, Mar, 2020 @12:00 PM

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The week in classical: Berlin Philharmonic/ Petrenko review – thrillingly eruptive
The city turned out in force to welcome the self-effacing Kirill Petrenko to the world’s top conducting job

Fiona Maddocks

31, Aug, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Berlin Philharmonic enters new era with Kirill Petrenko as its shy figurehead
Simon Rattle’s successor takes over – and shows why he was orchestra’s choice of conductor

Philip Clark

25, Aug, 2019 @11:15 AM

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 review | Andrew Clements' classical album of the week
Kirill Petrenko’s first recording with his new orchestra has plenty to admire but taken as a whole feels rather underpowered

Andrew Clements

16, May, 2019 @2:00 PM

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The week in classical: Proms 66 & 68; Paul Bunyan review – Berlin passes the baton
The enigmatic Kirill Petrenko makes a dazzling Proms debut with the Berlin Phil, while ENO takes Britten to the music hall

Fiona Maddocks

08, Sep, 2018 @2:00 PM

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