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Audio / Radio Concerts on demand
AUDIO / 03.02. / Ruth Reinhardt and Daniil TrifonovConcert on demand, recorded live at Berliner Philharmonie on 3 February with pianist Daniil Trifonov, conductor Ruth Reinhardt and the DSO. On the programme: Lotta Wennäkoski’s ›Om fotspår och ljus‹, the German premiere of Mason Bates’ piano concerto and Dvořák’s fifth symphony.
AUDIO / 28.01. / Kent Nagano conducts Mahler 7Concert on demand, recorded live at Berliner Philharmonie on 28 January with Conductor Laureate Kent Nagano, the DSO and the Rundfunkchor Berlin. On the programme: Hildegard von Bingen’s responsorium ›O vis aeternitatis‹ for a cappella choir and Gustav Mahlers’ Symphony Nr. 7 in E minor.
AUDIO / 22.01. / Festival ›Ultraschall Berlin‹, Closing ConcertConcert on demand, recorded live at Haus des Rundfunks on 22 January: Closing concert of the ›Ultrachall Berlin‹ Festival for new music with conductor André de Ridder, clarinetist Boglárka Pecze and the DSO. On the programme: Lisa Streich’s ›Mantel‹, the clarinet concerto by Unsuk Chin and Mark Andre’s ›Im Entschwinden‹.
AUDIO / 17.01. / Festival ›Ultraschall Berlin‹, Opening ConcertConcert on demand, recorded live at Haus des Rundfunks on 17 January: Opening concert of the ›Ultrachall Berlin‹ Festival for new music with conductor Lin Liao, trumpeter Simon Höfele, Soprano Anja Petersen and the DSO. On the programme: Alexandra Filonenko’s ›Memory Code‹, Nina Šenk’s ›Dialogues and Circles‹ for trumpet and orchestra and Arnulf Herrmann’s ›Tour de Trance‹ for orchestra with soprano.
VIDEO / Concerts on demand
VIDEO / 10.12. / Händel’s ›Messiah‹ with Gijs Leenaars and Rundfunkchor BerlinExcerpts from rbbKultur’s Children’s Concert on 10 December as cvideo on demand at the ARD Mediathek with Rundfunkchor Berlin, its Music Director Gijs Leenaars and the DSO. Four excerpts from Händel’s oratorio ›Messiah‹: → ›Halleluja!‹, → ›Hoch tut euch auf‹, → ›Denn die Herrlichkeit Gottes des Herrn‹, and → # 12–15: Hirtenmusik, ›Es waren Hirten beisammen auf dem Felde‹, ›Und alsbald war da bei dem Engel‹ und ›Ehre sei dir Gott in der Höhe‹.
VIDEO / 01.07. / Kent Nagano and Rafał Blechacz at Kissinger Sommer 2023Recording of the DSO concert at the Kissinger Sommer on 1 July as video-on-demand on ARD Mediathek with Conductor Laureate Kent Nagano and pianist Rafał Blechacz. On the programme: Rossini's overture to the opera ›Guillaume Tell‹, Mozart's Piano Concerto in C minor KV 491, Respighi's Suite from the ballet ›The Magic Shop‹ and Ravel's ›Boléro‹.
VIDEO / 1962 / Ferenc Fricsay conducts KodályConcert from the archive at the ARD Mediathek. Ferenc Fricsay, the legendary first chief conductor of the DSO (then still the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, RSO), conducts a performance of Zoltán Kodály's ›Háry János‹ Suite in the Großer Sendesaal in the Haus des Rundfunks in 1962.
VIDEO / Memorial concert for the victims from Babyn YarDeutsche Welle broadcast from the official commemoration ceremony from Kiev on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the mass murder of Jews in Babyn Jar in September 1941. Thomas Sanderling conducted Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13 with the participation of bass-baritone Albert Dohmen and the gentlemen of the Kiev Municipal Chamber Choir.
VIDEO / Händel's ›Messiah‹ with Robin Ticciati from the PhilharmonieWith the staged setting of Handel's oratorio 'The Messiah', the DSO once again presents a highlight of its 2018/2019 season, featuring Louise Alder, Magdalena Kožená, Tim Mead, Allan Clayton and Florian Boesch, as well as the RIAS Kammerchor Berlin, conducted by Robin Ticciati AG. ➜ Interviews / Read more
VIDEO / 22.5. / Trikestra: Performance #planet_rotation#planet_rotation – Video stream with a sound performance on Holsts ›The Planets‹ with music by de Aguila, Aller, Carlson, Pärt, Pinnock and Schönberg.
VIDEO / 21.11. / Ticciati with excerpts from ›Götterdämmerung‹ and moreVideo-on-demand of a concert with Robin Ticciati, the DSO and instrumental excerpts from Wagner’s ›Götterdämmerung‹ as well as music by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Klaus Lang.
VIDEO / 7.11. / Sir Simon Rattle and Robin Ticciati from Berlin's PhilharmonieThe DSO welcomed back Sir Simon Rattle to its rostrum on November 7, 2020. The Briton conducted Gustav Mahler's ›Das Lied von der Erde‹ in a chamber music version.
VIDEO / Roderick Cox and Julia Bullock at Haus des RundfunksIn their multi-faceted programme with the DSO, US conductor Roderick Cox and soprano Julia Bullock show the many faces of music and its creators who are connected to their homeland.
VIDEO / 9.4. / Trikestra: #beethoven_rotationTRIKESTRA, a cooperation of musicians from junge norddeutsche philharmonie, STEGREIF.orchester and the DSO, presented #beethoven_rotation as an interactive 360° video.
VIDEO / Tugan Sokhiev / ›A Flight through the Orchestra‹Brahms' second symphony at Rummelsburg power station: In this spectacular concert film by Henning Kasten the camera flies through the DSO in one single shot.
Solidarity Concert for Ukraine, 15 March 2022
Musicians: Lisa Batiashvili (violin), Rolando Villazón (tenor), Kirill Gerstein (piano), François Leleux (oboe), Alan Gilbert (conductor), Max Raabe (singer), Ian Wekwerth (piano) and the Rundfunkchor Berlin conducted by Gijs Leenaars. More about the programme ...
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VIDEO / Music Film Productions
›An Alpine Smphony‹This ambitious production presents the eponymous tone poem by Richard Strauss as a musical guided tour of the mountains with Reinhold Messner. Existential stories by the mountaineering legend enter into a cinematic dialogue with impressive concert footage shot in a 360-degree set-up of the imposing orchestra around Robin Ticciati at the Tempodrom in Berlin.
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›In Exile – of Gods and Men‹Last autumn, DSO's three-part concert film was made with Music Director Robin Ticciati in the Friedrichswerder Church, in nature and at Club Sisyphos. The Sounding Images production was directed by Frederic Wake-Walker. All three parts are now available again on the DSO PLAYER.
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›Struggle with the Devil‹Director Frederic Wake-Walker and visual artist Ergo Phizmiz bring the one-act operas 'Sancta Susanna' by Paul Hindemith and 'Slzy Nože' (The Tears of the Knife) by Bohuslav Martinů and the contemporary orchestral work 'Sinuous Voices' by Ondřej Adámek to expressionist life ...
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Audio / DSO Podcasts
›Berlin needs Music!‹ – DSO's first Podcast
Update 2.9.: Episode 5 now online
On 18 March 2021, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin launched its first podcast with five episodes entitled "Berlin needs music!", dealing with the many positive effects of practical and receptive engagement with music for body, mind and society. Presenter Julia Kaiser talks to music physician and physiologist Eckart Altenmüller (episodes 1–4) as well as musicologist Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann (episode 5). [in German].
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#rotations – A Podcast by and about TRIKESTRA
In TRIKESTRA's first podcast, the junge norddeutsche philharmonie, the STEGREIF.orchester and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin explore the "Sound of the Universe". Within three episodes they explore the universe, music and all the infinite, mystical or magical that lies in between. Juri De Marco, artistic director and horn player of the STEGREIF.orchester, is the host and talks to numerous wonderful guests. They embark on a journey into the infinite cosmos, fathom new dimensions of TRIKESTRA and take a look into the future sky of classical music.
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Video / Composers in Focus
What does it mean to compose in this day and age? How does technological progress influence the creative process and the creation of music? And what is the relationship between composers and their audience? The DSO explores these and many other questions in its new video format 'Composers in Focus' by talking to several contemporary composers. The first episodes will be released every Tuesday starting 27 July.