Berliner Philharmoniker

French impressionism and Italian tonal splendour

Concert

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

© <p>Marco Borggreve</p>
© <p>Benjamin Ealovega</p>

Concert program

Claude Debussy
Trois Nocturnes

Pause

Ferruccio Busoni
Konzert für Klavier und Orchester mit Männerchor C-Dur op. 39

Description

In his Nocturnes, Claude Debussy paints atmospherically dense moods with impressionistic colours. They depict the shades of a cloudy sky, a whirling nocturnal festival, and the seductive, deadly song of the legendary sirens. After the interval, you can discover Ferruccio Busoni’s powerful piano concerto. It not only builds a bridge from the Romantic period to the modern era, but also pushes the boundaries of the genre by adding a male choir to the performance forces. Under the direction of Sakari Oramo, Kirill Gerstein plays the taxing solo part.

Cast

Damen des Rundfunkchors Berlin
Herren des Rundfunkchors Berlin
Kirill Gerstein
Berliner Philharmoniker
Sakari Oramo
Gijs Leenaars

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Berliner Philharmoniker

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

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