No Beethoven next year at the Berlin PhilharmonicNews
Kirill Petrenko presented the Berlin Phil’s new season this morning.
He will conduct no Beethoven and only one Brahms symphony. Others will take up the standard stuff.
Kirill’s batch incudes the wonderful Karl Amadeus Hartmann and Erich Wolfgang Korngold violin concertos as well as works by Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Erwin Schulhoff, Leone Sinigaglia, Alexander Zemlinsky, Paul Hindemith and Witold Lutosławski. He’s … different.
There will also be concert performances of three Tchaikovsky operas, Mazeppa, Iolanthe and Pique Dame.