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The 2020/21 season in the Digital Concert Hall

Author: Berlin Phil Media

The Berliner Philharmoniker published their plans for the 2020/21 season – and with them the schedule for live broadcasts in the Digital Concert Hall.

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The work of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Kirill Petrenko, who became chief conductor of the orchestra in August 2019, remains at the forefront of the new season. It will see the further development of programmatic strands such as the focus on German-Austrian Classicism, Romanticism and late Romanticism – the “most important pillar” of his work with the Berliner Philharmoniker for Kirill Petrenko: the new season features works by Brahms, Strauss, Mendelssohn and Mozart.

Another passion of Kirill Petrenko is Russian music, as is demonstrated by two opera productions: Tchaikovsky’s both subtle and brutal war opera Mazeppa and Rachmaninov’s ecstatic love drama Francesca da Rimini. Indeed, the music of Russia is one of the main programmatic strands of this season, with performances of works by Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Shostakovich in concerts presented by conductors such as Semyon Bychkov, Daniele Gatti and Paavo Järvi.

And there are further programmatic themes: the music of the fin de siècle, for example with Mahler’s Ninth Symphony – conducted by Kirill Petrenko – and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle with Susanna Mälkki. Yet another focus is the music of the “Golden Twenties”, represented by works of Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, Paul Hindemith and Richard Strauss.
There is of course much more to discover besides these themed programmes: multi-faceted concert programmes with friends of the Berliner Philharmoniker both old and new.

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