Background information and more
With the Biennale of the Berliner Philharmoniker, we invite you to an exciting musical journey back in time to the 1950s and 1960s. After the devastation of the Second World War, the task at that time was to artistically shape a fundamentally new beginning. Although often referred to as the “leaden period”, the years after the Second World War were a fascinating epoch artistically. You can rediscover its experimental music and architecture during our Biennale from 9 to 26 February.
Between Heimatfilm and the Avant-garde
The Arts in Germany in the 1950s and 1960s
Clocks and clouds
On the 100th birthday of composer György Ligeti.
Humour as a weapon
Ligeti possessed an unerring sense for the comedy, absurdity, and grotesqueness of life.
A short piano lexicon
What is a prepared piano?
Biennale 2023: A venue profile
Our map and short profiles provide an overview of the festival venues.