Berliner Philharmoniker – Kirill Petrenko conducts Brahms’s Tragic Overture & Richard Strauss’s Symphonia domestica, with Lisa Batiashvili playing Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No.1. Live Digital Concert Hall webcast.

Berliner Philharmoniker – Kirill Petrenko conducts Brahms’s Tragic Overture & Richard Strauss’s Symphonia domestica, with Lisa Batiashvili playing Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No.1. Live Digital Concert Hall webcast.

Friday, February 16, 2024 Berliner Philharmonie, Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße, Berlin The Brahms was powerful and pensive, thrusting yet magnanimous, multi-layered, with emotional and dynamic contrasts sustained by an all-through intensity, the playing burnished yet...
Valentine’s Day. Music for Shakespeare’s star-crossed/tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet – by Berlioz (‘Scène d’amour’, conducted by Riccardo Muti); Tchaikovsky (Leonard Bernstein); and Prokofiev (‘Dance of the Knights’, Leonard Slatkin).

Valentine’s Day. Music for Shakespeare’s star-crossed/tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet – by Berlioz (‘Scène d’amour’, conducted by Riccardo Muti); Tchaikovsky (Leonard Bernstein); and Prokofiev (‘Dance of the Knights’, Leonard Slatkin).

Edward Johnson writes… “I’m reminded by the new BBC TV series of The Apprentice, in which a bunch of idiots are set impossible tasks by Lord Sugar, that the title music is Prokofiev’s ‘Dance of the Knights’. Leonard devised an excellent...