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Two Weeks in Berlin

When we decided to spend two months in Bratislava, Berlin became a foregone conclusion.

Fifteen years ago, I bought the Thomas Cook European Rail Timetable… 1,653 more words

Expat Life

John Adams in Berlin

John Adams has just started his season as artist-in-residence with the Berlin Philharmonic — with a program in which he also makes his debut conducting the Berliners. 27 more words

John Adams

Ask the Audience at the BBC Proms - Kulwinder Singh-Rai on the Berliner Philharmoniker & Sir Simon Rattle

Ask The Audience Arcana at the Proms
This is the latest in the series where Arcana invites a friend to a Prom who does not normally listen to classical music. 1,006 more words

In Concert

BBC Proms 2016 - Berliner Philharmoniker & Sir Simon Rattle: Mahler Symphony no.7

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker in Mahler‘s Symphony no.7 (c) Chris Christodoulou

Prom 64; Royal Albert Hall, 2 September 2016

You can watch this Prom on the… 585 more words

In Concert

Berlin Philharmonic, Großes Festspielhaus (Salzburg)

Boulez, Mahler

Although the Salzburg Festival still runs a few more days, my ticket collection ended tonight… and what a way to end.  Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic returned to the Great Festival House and brought Mahler‘s Seventh Symphony with them.   348 more words


Stockhausen: Gruppen

performed by the Berlin Philharmonic under
Friedrich Goldman (I)
Claudio Abbado (II)
Marcus Creed (III)

“a landmark in 20th-century music . . . probably the first work of the post-war generation of composers in which technique and imagination combine on the highest level to produce an undisputable masterpiece”

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Nono: Il Canto Sospeso

performed by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, with Susanne Otto, Marek Torzewski, Barbara Bonney, Dietrich Knothe & Rundfunkchor Berlin under Claudio Abbado

If any evidence exists that Webern’s work does not mark the esoteric “expiry” of Western music in a pianissimo of aphoristic shreds, then it is provided by Luigi Nono’s Il Canto Sospeso… The 32-year-old composer has proved himself to be the most powerful of Webern’s successors.

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