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Berliner Philharmoniker & Kirill Petrenko at Festspielhaus Baden‐Baden

Baden‐Baden, Festspielhaus Baden‐Baden

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About the Event

The success of Jean Sibelius' Violin Concerto in Berlin in 1905 was greatly attributed to the assistance of Richard Strauss, who had previously failed to materialize its success at its premiere in Finland. During the interim, Sibelius had distanced himself from Helsinki and revisited the concerto, incorporating influences from the serenity and isolation of his new lakeside home. Lisa Batiashvili brings forth her interpretation of this emotionally charged composition by the Finnish composer, who himself had once aspired to be a virtuoso violinist.

Following the performance of Sibelius' concerto, Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker as they present Johannes Brahms' beloved "Fourth" Symphony. This symphony was first performed in Meiningen under Brahms' own direction. It is worth noting that Hans von Bülow, a frequent summer visitor to Baden‐Baden like Brahms, had played a significant role in advocating for the performance of this piece.

Practical Information

The categories on the seating plan are divided as follows:
Category 1 = yellow
Category 2 = pink
Category 3 = red
Category 4 = blue
Category 5 = green
Category 6 = blackberry
Category 7 = dark brown
Category 8 = light brown

Program

  • Jean Sibelius – Konzert für Violine und Orchester d‐Moll op.47
  • Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op. 98
Program is subject to change

Artists

Conductor: Kirill Petrenko

 Conductor

Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker

Peter Tchaikovsky, a frequent guest of the Philharmonic Society, enthused after a concert:

"The splendid Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlin possesses a special quality, for which I can find no more appropriate expression than elasticity. They have the capacity to adapt themselves to the dimensions of a Berlioz or a Liszt, and of reproducing with equal mastery the variegated arabesques of the former and the thunderous cannonades of the latter — yet they are able to exercise the restraint called for by the gentleness of a Haydn…. The members of the Philharmonic Orchestra do not work in the theaters and are therefore not worn out and exhausted. Moreover, they are a self‐governing body, they play for their own benefit and not for an entrepreneur who takes the lion's share of the profits for himself. The coincidence of these favorable and exceptional conditions naturally contributes to the harmony of the artistic performance…"

Address

Festspielhaus Baden‐Baden, Beim Alten Bahnhof 2, Baden‐Baden, Germany — Google Maps

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