Biennale of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Modern works with Matthias Pintscher

Matthias Pintscher (photo: Franck Ferville)

György Ligeti was inspired by the vivid text of the Catholic mass for the dead to write one of the great choral works of the 20th century. His apocalyptic Requiem makes use of an intense, exciting tonal idiom, which can be heard during the Biennale of the Berliner Philharmoniker with Matthias Pintscher as conductor, standing in for Sir Simon Rattle. There is a subtle connection with the other works on this programme. Both Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s caustically humorous Musique pour les soupers du Roi Ubu and Bohuslav Martinů’s neoromantic Viola Concerto, with soloist Amihai Grosz, make covert reference to requiem settings by other composers.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Matthias Pintscher conductor

Amihai Grosz viola

Makeda Monnet soprano

Donatienne Michel-Dansac mezzo-soprano

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Bernd Alois Zimmermann

Musique pour les soupers du Roi Ubu

Bohuslav Martinů

Rhapsody Concerto for viola and orchestra

Amihai Grosz viola

György Ligeti

Requiem

Makeda Monnet soprano , Donatienne Michel-Dansac mezzo-soprano , Rundfunkchor Berlin choir


Biennale packages

Put together your own individual Biennale package with three (10% discount) or five events (15% discount). You can choose from a total of twelve concert programmes of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation. The Biennale packages are available exclusively online.

3 concerts / 10 % discount

5 concerts / 15 % discount

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