20:00 Konzerthaus Berlin
20:00 Philharmonie Berlin

Karina Canellakis & Nicola Benedetti


Igor Strawinsky

“Chant funèbre” (Funeral Song) for orchestra, Op. 5
(im Gedenken an Nikolai Rimski-Korsakow)

Karol Szymanowski

Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35

Lili Boulanger

“D’un soir triste” for Orchestra

Alexander Skrjabin

“Le Poème de l’extase”, Op. 54 –
Sinfonie Nr. 4 op. 54

Karina Canellakis


Nicola Benedetti


Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

The “Chant funèbre,” which had disappeared since its premiere in 1909, shows the 26-year-old Stravinsky stylistically right in the middle between his teacher Rimsky-Korsakov and the imminent outrageousness of his ballet music. The extent to which music history was seething at the time and pushing toward new shores can also be heard in the sheer effervescence of the Ecstatic Poem by Stravinsky’s compatriot Scriabin, composed in 1908 at the same time but taking completely different paths. The violin peggios in the exquisite First Violin Concerto by the Pole Szymanowski from 1916, which Nicola Benedetti presents to us – for the first time with the RSB – are no less heated, but all the more refined for it. Together with the strong presence of its Principal Guest Conductor Karina Canellakis, the RSB wishes you a pleasant summer.

Concert introduction to the concerts by dramaturge Steffen Georgi:
6/22/2022, 7:10 p.m., Ludwig van Beethoven-Saal, Konzerthaus Berlin
6/23/2022, 7:10 p.m., Südfoyer Philharmonie Berlin

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