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Konzerthaus Berlin: Christoph Eschenbach and Tom Borrow

Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin — Großer Saal

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About the Event

In this highly‐anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of classical music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn at Berlin's treasured and world‐renowned Konzerthaus.

The young pianist Tom Borrow will be a guest soloist with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin for the first time, performing Mozart's Piano Concerto in A major from 1786. This is considered the epitome of the genre and its depth of feeling, warmth and noblesse simply make one happy when listening to it. All the more so under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach!

We continue with Haydn: his 92nd Symphony owes its academic epithet to the claim that it was first played in 1798 for the award of an honorary doctorate to the composer by Oxford University. And his last symphony, No. 104, is also very British, at least in terms of its epithet, and also delights musicologists with its flawless structure.


  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Konzert für Klavier und Orchester A‐Dur KV 488
  • Joseph Haydn – Sinfonie Nr. 92 G‐Dur Hob I:92 („Oxford“)
  • Joseph Haydn – Sinfonie Nr. 104 D‐Dur Hob I:104 („Londoner“)
Program is subject to change


Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach

Christoph Eschenbach, born 1940 in Breslau, Germany (today Wroclaw, Poland) is a noted pianist and conductor. Orphaned by World War II, he won numerous first‐place piano competition prizes. In 1964 he made his first recording (of Mozart) for Deutsche Grammophon and signed a contract with the label.

Prior to being named to his positions as Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris and the Philadelphia Orchestra, he held principal conducting and directing positions with orchestras in Ludwigshafen and Hamburg (Germany) and the Ravinia Festival (outside Chicago, Illinois). In 1981 he became principal guest conductor of Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, and was chief conductor from 1982‐86. Other posts include music director of the Houston (1988‐99); chief conductor of the Hamburg NDR Symphony (1998‐2004); and music director of the Ravinia Festival, summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1994‐2003). He has made numerous recordings both as piano soloist and conductor.

He is credited with helping and supporting talented young musicians in their career development including soprano Renée Fleming and pianists Tzimon Barto and Lang Lang.

Piano: Tom Borrow

Konzerthaus Berlin

The Konzerthaus Berlin is a concert hall situated on the Gendarmenmarkt, the most beautiful square in the city. Built in 1821, the structure initially served as a theater. Severely damaged in the Second World War, it was rebuilt as a concert hall in 1977, with a neoclassical interior, and changed its name to reflect its new function in 1994. Consistently numbered among the top five concert halls in the world, the Konzerthaus hosts around 500 performances every year, ranging from symphony and chamber concerts featuring international stars to new music and children's concerts.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Perhaps the most important composer of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian composer of the late 18th century. Born in 1756 in Salzburg, he showed prodigious musical talent from childhood. Beginning at five years of age, he composed more than 600 works, including concertos, symphonies, religious works and operas before his premature death at the age of 35. Hi influence over successive generations cannot be overestated - Ludwig van Beethoven wrote of Mozart "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years”. Despite the immense success of his compositions, and the acclaim he received across Europe, Mozart achieved little financial security and rwas buried in an unmarked grave in Vienna's St Marx Cemetery.


Konzerthaus Berlin, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany — Google Maps

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