Symphony Concert 17

Berlin Philharmonic | Kirill Petrenko | Daniil Trifonov

Beethoven | Suk

Wed, 02.09. | 19.30 | No. 20341

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

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    Symphony Concert 17

    Berlin Philharmonic | Kirill Petrenko | Daniil Trifonov

    Kirill Petrenko  conductor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
    Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
    Josef Suk (1874–1935)
    Asrael. Symphony in C minor, Op. 27

    Berlin Philharmonic

    In 1882 a group of 54 ambitious musicians in Berlin formed an orchestra to perform concerts under their own aegis, thus giving birth to the Berlin Philharmonic. As their leader they chose Hans von Bülow, one of the finest conductors of the era, who laid the foundations for the Philharmonic’s culture of distinguished playing. His successors have included Arthur Nikisch (1895–1922), Wilhelm Furt-wängler (1922–54), and Herbert von Karajan (1955–89), all of whom developed the signature Berlin sound. It was in the Karajan era that the Berlin Philharmonic attained worldwide fame through its tours and many prize-winning recordings. Since October 1963, the Philharmonic’s home has been the Philharmonie in Berlin, a 2,400-seat concert hall designed by Hans Scharoun. After Karajan’s death in 1989, the players elected Claudio Abbado as their leader. He expanded the repertoire to include contemporary works and introduced program cycles focusing on specific themes. Sir Simon Rattle, who stood at the helm from 2002 until the summer of 2018, performed music from the Baroque to the present. Kirill Petrenko began his tenure as Chief Conductor in August 2019; in his inaugural season, he will conduct such symphonic milestones as Beethoven’s Ninth and Mahler’s Sixth as well as music by Sergei  Rachmaninoff and Josef Suk. With its Digital Concert Hall, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2019, the orchestra meanwhile reaches an audience of millions around the world and annually streams 40 concerts live on the Internet. The ensemble has been releasing CDs and DVDs on its in-house Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings label since 2014. Once a year, the musicians also perform as an opera orchestra during their Easter Festival, which has been taking place in Baden-Baden since 2013. The Berlin Philharmonic performed Verdi’s Otello there in 2019, and for 2020 they have programmed Beethoven’s Fidelio, conducted by Petrenko.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) on 30 August 1958 playing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony under the direction of Herbert von Karajan.

    For further information on this ensemble, visit their homepage at: www.berliner-philharmoniker.de

    August 2019

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    Kirill Petrenko

    Kirill Petrenko, who became Chief Conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic as of August 2019, was born in the Siberian city of Omsk in 1972. At the age of 18, he moved with his family to Vorarlberg in Austria. Following his conductor training at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, he worked as an assistant and lead conductor at the Vienna Volksoper starting in 1997; he subsequently became Music Director at the Meiningen Theater (from 1999 to 2002). Petrenko first attracted international attention in 2001 when he conducted Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen in the production by Christine Mielitz with designs by Alfred Hrdlicka. From 2002 to 2007, he was General Music Director of the Komische Oper Berlin. He also appeared at the Bavarian and Vienna State Opera companies, Dres-
    den Semperoper, Oper Frankfurt, the Royal Opera House in London, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Opéra Bastille in Paris, the Maggio Musicale in Florence, and the Salzburg Festival. From 2013 to 2015, he conducted a new production of Wagner’s Ring cycle at the Bayreuth Festival. In the fall of 2013, Petrenko took up his post as General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera, which he will hold until the end of the 2019-20 season. In the concert hall, he has conducted the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin and Dresden Staatskapelle, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the London and Israel Philharmonics. Kirill Petrenko made his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic in February 2006 with works by Bartók and Rachmaninoff. The orchestra elected him to be its future Chief Conductor in June 2015. During his first season at the helm, he will conduct the musicians in five programs and in May 2020 will tour with them to Israel.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut  on 7 September 2016, when Petrenko conducted the Bavarian Staatsorchester in a Wagner-Strauss program.

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    Daniil Trifonov

    The Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, who was born in 1991 in Nizhny Novgorod, began learning piano at the age of five. In 2000, he enrolled in a course of study with Tatiana Zelikman at the Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow, transferring to Sergei Babayan at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2009. In 2011 Trifonov won the Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv and was subsequently a victor at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, where he took both first prize and the Grand Prix. Valery Gergiev, chairman of the jury for the Tchaikovsky Competition, immediately invited him to perform in concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Mariinsky Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra. Trifo-nov has been a regular guest with the most acclaimed international orchestras ever since, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras, and the Filarmonica della Scala. In the 2017-18 season, he presented his Chopin Evocations project, which he has also recorded, in 20 recitals throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He curated a seven-part “Perspectives” series at Carnegie Hall in New York and also appeared in five concerts at the Konzerthaus in Vienna. In the fall of 2018, he will perform Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto with the New York Philharmonic and Prokofiev’s Third with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Daniil Trifonov is also a composer. In 2014, he presented his First Piano Concerto in Cleveland, which he has performed in recent months in New York and Detroit. Trifonov won the Royal Philharmonic Society Award and was named Gramophone magazine’s Artist of the Year in 2016, and in 2017 he received the Karajan Music Award.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 21 November 2012 performing Scriabin’s Second Piano Sonata, Liszt’s B minor Sonata, and the Préludes of Chopin.

    July 2018

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