Daniel Harding (photo: Julian Hargraeve)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Daniel Harding conductor

Alban Berg

Lyric Suite

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68 “Pastoral”

Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation in co-operation with Berliner Festspiele/Musikfest Berlin

Dates and Tickets

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Sat, 12 Sep 2020, 19:00


Sun, 13 Sep 2020, 20:00


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Alban Berg described his Lyric Suite as a “small monument to a great love”. In it, the composer musically encoded his passion for the married Hanna Fuchs, interweaving the tonal equivalents of the initials of them both, creating a highly personal piece of programme music. Beethoven’s symphony known as the “Pastoral” is also programme music, in which he expresses his love for nature – with bird calls, the splashing of streams and thunderstorms. A joyful homage to country life, conducted by Daniel Harding to mark the Beethoven anniversary year.

Daniel Harding (photo: Julian Hargraeve)

Andrew Watts (photo: Sarah Hickson)