Sir John Eliot Gardiner (photo: Sim Canetty Clarke)

John Eliot Gardiner conducts Brahms and Mendelssohn

John Eliot Gardiner and his celebrated Monteverdi Choir present two key choral works from the Romantic period. During this era, spiritual music was, above all, intended to strengthen and edify people. Johannes Brahms does that in his dramatic Schicksalslied, in which he reinterprets Hölderlin’s text, which is actually resigned, with an optimistic epilogue. Mendelssohn’s Second Symphony follows, one of the most beautiful vocal works of Romanticism. Here, as well, melodious choruses, duets and arias show a path leading from darkness into the radiant vision of a better world.

Berliner Philharmoniker

John Eliot Gardiner conductor

Monteverdi Choir

Lucy Crowe soprano

Ann Hallenberg mezzo-soprano

Werner Güra tenor

Johannes Brahms

Schicksalslied, op. 54

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, op. 52 “Hymn of Praise”

Lucy Crowe soprano, Ann Hallenberg mezzo-soprano, Werner Güra tenor

Dates and Tickets

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Thu, 17 Mar 2022, 20:00

Philharmonie | Introduction: 19:10

Serie C

Fri, 18 Mar 2022, 20:00

Philharmonie | Introduction: 19:10

Serie F

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (photo: Sim Canetty Clarke)