The Berliner Festspiele announced a scaled-down programme this morning.
From 25 August, Igor Levit will play Ludwig van Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas over eight concerts in the Philharmonie’s main hall. The Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim will perform Mozart’s last three symphonies. Cellist Nicolas Altstaedt will perform Bach’s solo suites in the Philharmonie. Trumpeter Marco Blaauw will accompany the film “Moving Picture (946-3)” by Gerhard Richter and Corinna Belz with music by Rebecca Saunders, at the Zoo Palast cinema. The festival end on 23 September with a Wolfgang Rihm premiere, “Stabat Mater”, performed by Tabea Zimmermann and Christian Gerhaher.