Berliner Philharmoniker, Daniel Barenboim

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March 2022

Daniel Barenboim and Radu Lupu

A great friend of the Berliner Philharmoniker celebrates an important anniversary: Daniel Barenboim conducted the orchestra for the first time 50 years ago. The programme of that concert can now be heard again, with works by Haydn, Beethoven and Schumann which trace the development from Viennese Classicism to the rapturous era of Romanticism. The soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 is Radu Lupu, a close friend of Barenboim and one of the most distinguished pianists of our time.

Program and cast

Berliner Philharmoniker
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Elena Stikhina, soprano
Anita Rachvelishvili, mezzo-soprano
Fabio Sartori, tenor
René Pape, bass
Rundfunkchor Berlin

Giuseppe Verdi

Messa da Requiem

Berliner Philharmonie - Chamber Music Hall

The Berliner Philharmonie is a concert hall in Berlin, Germany. Home to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the building is acclaimed for both its acoustics and its architecture.


The Philharmonie lies on the south edge of the city's Tiergarten and just west of the former Berlin Wall, an area that for decades suffered from isolation and drabness but that today offers ideal centrality, greenness, and accessibility. Its cross street and postal address is Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße, named for the orchestra's longest-serving principal conductor. The neighborhood, often dubbed the Kulturforum, can be reached on foot from the Potsdamer Platz station.


Actually a two-venue facility with connecting lobby, the Philharmonie comprises a Großer Saal of 2,440 seats for orchestral concerts and a chamber-music hall, the Kammermusiksaal, of 1,180 seats. Though conceived together, the smaller venue was added only in the 1980s.


By subway (U-Bahn):

Lines U2 (Bahnhöfe Potsdamer Platz or MendelssohnBartholdy-Park)

By city train (S-Bahn):

Lines S1, S2, S25 (Potsdamer Platz)

By regional train:

Lines RE3, RE4, RE5 (Potsdamer Platz)

By bus directly to the Philharmonie:

Lines 200 (Philharmonie), M48, M85 (Kulturforum or Varian-Fry-Straße),
Further bus lines: M29 (Potsdamer Brücke), M41 (Potsdamer Platz)

By car:

A limited number of parking spaces are available on the Philharmonie property. Please use the parking garages under the Sony Center and under the Potsdamer Platz Arkaden (Entrance at Reichpietschufer).

By bycicle:

A limited number of bycicle stands are available on front and behind the Philharmonie. Additional stands can be found in front of the State Library (Staatsbibliothek) across the street.

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