Berliner Philharmoniker

Zubin Mehta with Mahler’s Fifth Symphony


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

Concert program

Boris Blacher
Fanfare zur Eröffnung der Philharmonie

Milica Djordjević
Neues Werk (Uraufführung) Kompositionsauftrag der Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker

Gustav Mahler
Symphonie Nr. 5 


Zubin Mehta conducts one of Gustav Mahler’s most popular works: his Fifth Symphony. It became famous above all for its gentle Adagietto – a musical declaration of love to his wife Alma. The movement forms the resting point of the symphony, which takes us through very ambivalent emotional worlds: grief, longing, grotesquerie, and triumph. The programme also includes a new work by Milica Djordjević, winner of the 2020 Claudio Abbado Composition Prize. To start off, we celebrate the Philharmonie’s 60th birthday – with a fanfare by Boris Blacher written for the opening on 15 October 1963.


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Berliner Philharmoniker

Herbert-von-Karajan Str. 1 10785 Berlin

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