Berliner Philharmoniker

Musikfest Berlin


Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1, 10785 Berlin

Kirill Petrenko conducts Dallapiccola’s “The Prisoner”


Kirill Petrenko devotes this concert to three great composers of the post-war avant-garde. Luigi Dallapiccola’s expressive short opera The Prisoner deals with existential concepts such as hope and freedom – and their misuse during totalitarian regimes. Bernd Alois Zimmermann and Iannis Xenakis, whose 100th birthday will be celebrated in 2022, also composed works that oppose injustice and oppression. Zimmermann’s evocative Symphony in One Movement leads the listener “from an apocalyptic threat to mystic immersion”, according to the composer, whereas in Empreintes Xenakis creates a richly coloured, shimmering soundscape.


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Berliner Philharmoniker

Herbert-von-Karajan Str. 1 10785 Berlin

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