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Berlin's best

One of today's great music partnerships, Kirill Petrenko and the Berlin Philharmonic, play Schoenberg's Violin Concerto with Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 5

Georgia Mann introduces the final concert in a short series of highlights from Europe's 2018/19 season.

Kirill Petrenko, the Berlin Philharmonic's Chief Conductor Designate, doesn't officially take the orchestra's reins until this summer. But already this musical partnership, with its combination of technical brilliance and edge-of-the-seat spontaneity, is the most talked-about in Europe, routinely receiving five-star reviews, critical superlatives and standing ovations. In this concert recorded in March at the Berlin Philharmonie, Petrenko and the orchestra are joined by another musician noted for daring spontaneity, Patricia Kopatchinskaja. Schoenberg's Violin Concerto, written in 1936 during the early years of his US exile from Germany, has the Viennese tradition, and especially Brahms, at its core. The other work is by Tchaikovsky, his Fifth Symphony, a composer particularly close to Petrenko's heart.

Schoenberg: Violin Concerto, Op. 36

8.40pm
Interval Music (from CD)
Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrushka
Alexander Melnikov (piano)

8.55pm
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Kirill Petrenko (conductor)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Last on

Thu 18 Jul 2019 19:30

Music Played

  • Arnold Schoenberg

    Violin Concerto Op.36

    Performer: Patricia Kopatchinskaja. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Petrenko.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Jeu, movement No. 3 from Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Op. 157b

    Performer: Patricia Kopatchinskaja.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Trois Mouvements de Pétrouchka

    Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op.64

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Petrenko.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Piano Trio No 3 in F minor, Op 65

    Performer: Christian Tetzlaff. Performer: Tanja Tetzlaff. Performer: Lars Vogt.
    • ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK.
    • ONDINE.
    • 1.
  • Thomas Tallis

    If ye love me

    Conductor: Alistair Dixon. Choir: Chapelle du Roi.
    • Tallis: Complete Works (The), Vol. 2.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 801.

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