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Sun 21 November 2021 - 8 pm | Philharmonie Berlin

Spiral of Life

Vladimir Jurowski & Daniel Hope

Curious about Yelena Firsova? Immerse yourself in Alban Berg's masterpiece with Daniel Hope. Transcend with Pyotr Tchaikovsky

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Jelena Firssowa Neues Werk (Auftragswerk)
(Auftragswerk des RSB, Uraufführung)

Alban Berg Konzert für Violine und Orchester

Pyotr Tchaikovsky Sinfonie Nr. 6 h-Moll op. 74 (“Pathétique”)


Vladimir Jurowski - Conductor

Daniel Hope - Violin

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

Concert with

Spiral of life

Yelena Firsova, Composer-in-Residence of the RSB in the season 2021/2022, makes her first appearance. Her new work, Night in Appen, commissioned by the RSB, enjoys its world premiere. What does the title reveal? What does the Russian artist, who has lived in England for years, hint at? Appen is a small town in Schleswig-Holstein, near Hamburg. There, one woman holds a great deal of influence, and was of great significance to Yelena Firsova: Sofia Gubaidulina. The Tatar composer, who will turn ninety in 2021, is considered by Yelena Firsova to be “one of the most profound and interesting composers of our time. She has her own individual voice and a very personal view of our world. In her music one can perceive a very original mixture of Western and Eastern culture. For me, she is something like a shaman in music!” With Gubaidulina, Firsova shares the conviction that music should not be “made” artificially, but rather allowed to grow organically. “Composers are like priests and gardeners,” Firsova says. For her, composing is self-reflection, contact with beauty and connection to the immaterial world.

Despite not yet knowing her new work, it is reasonable to assume that under such premises it will put Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto with Daniel Hope and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s reckoning with life in Symphony No. 6 in an excitingly different light.


Bridges of sound to the cosmos

Sun 28 November 2021 – 8 pm
Broadcast of the concert from 21 November 2021 into the Zeiss-Großplanetarium

Enjoy the symphony concert with unrestricted view of this starry sky in the Zeiss-Großplanetarium (Prenzlauer Allee 80, 10405 Berlin) – spherical, heavenly sounds in the truest sense of the word.


Vladimir Jurowski © Simon Pauly

Vladimir Jurowski


Daniel Hope © Nicolas Zonvi

Daniel Hope


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