Berlin-based Orchestras

Berliner Philharmoniker – Sir Simon Rattle

Past Dates

19:00 introduction

Commemorative pieces make up a substantial section within György Kurtág’s oeuvre. “Stele” depicts a psychological portrait of mourning in three movements. In Mahler’s Second Symphony, memories of death are turned into images of hope. The work begins with the highly dramatic funeral rites and ends with the resurrection chorus.

Concert Programme

György Kurtág
Stele (1994)

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 2 in C minor (1894)


Soile Isokoski soprano
Magdalena Kožená mezzo soprano

Der Niederländische Rundfunkchor
Simon Halsey choir director

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle conductor

An event of the Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker as a part of the Musikfest Berlin