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Episode 3

Berlin Philharmonic in Gabrieli: Canzon septimi et octavi toni a 12. Rihm: IN-SCHRIFT 2. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. Plus Beethoven, Kurtag and Berlioz.

The Berlin Philharmonic's concert in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Philharmonie. With a design heavily influenced by the stringent acoustic requirements of Herbert von Karajan, the Philharmonie has been the orchestra's home ever since. Simon Rattle and friends devised a fascinating celebratory concert which explores the acoustic properties of the hall in music ranging from the sixteenth century to the present day and which ends with Berlioz's monumental Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale.
Presented by Louise Fryer.

2.00pm
Giovanni Gabrieli
Canzon septimi et octavi toni a 12

Wolfgang Rihm
IN-SCHRIFT 2 (Première)

c. 2.20pm
Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Berlin Philharmonic, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

c. 2.35pm
Beethoven
Movement I of Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, op. 27 No. 2
Mitsuko Uchida (piano)

Kurtag
... quasi una fantasia ... , for piano and instrumental sections in spatial disposition, op. 27 No. 1
Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
members of the Berlin Philharmonic, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

2.55pm
Berlioz
Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale, op. 15
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestral Academy (conducting scholar: Duncan Ward),
Berlin Philharmonic, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

c. 3.20pm
Stravinsky
Orchestral Suite no. 1
Berlin Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel (conductor).

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie funebre et triomphale, Op.15

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon septimi e octavi toni a 12

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Wolfgang Rihm

    In-Schrift 2 (Premiere)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Suite no. 1

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
  • György Kurtág

    Quasi una fantasia, Op.27

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    1st movement of Sonata quasi una fantasia in C # minor Op.27`2 (Moonlight)

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida.

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