Free tickets for Piano Street’s members
Thanks to a collaboration with the Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall, all Piano Street members can enjoy free access for 48 hours to the Digital Concert Hall. Log in to your Piano Street account to get your free voucher code which gives you instant access to the Digital Concert Hall. Take the opportunity to hear a live concert with pianist Martha Argerich on Saturday November 29 and to access all concerts in the archive during the weekend!
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LIVE from Berlin on Saturday
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 7 p.m (Berlin time)
Martha Argerich, Berliner Philharmoniker and Riccardo Chailly in Robert Schumannâ€™s Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54
Schumann’s Piano Concerto
Completed in 1845 and premiered in 1856 by Schumannâ€™s wife Clara, the A Minor concerto is a milestone in the piano concerto repertoire. Clara Schumann complained about the rehearsal and the conductorâ€™s inability to grasp the rhythm(s) of the last movement. The movement’s three beat is elaborately mixed with sections with a two beat feel. Known to concert pianists as a tricky memorising challenge, the last movement takes long time before reaching its coda. Some argue that Schumann’s compositional disposition of the last movement will benefit from a straight-forward oriented performance. How do you think Martha Argerich tackles this fact?
Up-coming live piano concertos at the DCH
Sat, 20 Dec 2014, 7 p.m. (Berlin time)
New Work for piano and orchestra (PremiĂ¨re)
Sat, 28 Feb 2015, 7 p.m. (Berlin time)
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major
Sat, 16. May 2015, 7 p.m. (Berlin time)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor op. 16
A vast number of piano concertos with top performers are available in the DCH archive. Artists include: Pires, Vogt, Barenboim, Volodos, Uchida, Perahia, Schiff, Aimard, Grimaud, Matsuev, Bronfman, Andsnes, Ax, Pollini, Hamelin, Berezovsky, Pressler, Buchbinder and Katia and Marielle LabĂ¨que.
Browse the piano concertos archive
About the Digital Concert Hall
In 2008, the Berlin Philharmonic, in partnership with Deutsche Bank and Sony, started posting its live performances on the Internet via the Digital Concert Hall, or DCH. Seven high-definition cameras capture all the musical action within the Philharmonie. Highlighting the intriguing interpretations of principal conductor Sir Simon Rattle, the fantastic audio quality of the multimedia files is at once accurate and thrilling. The operators inside the video studio make the recordings available a few days after each performance.
More than 1.5 million people have taken advantage of the streamed offerings over the last five years. With access to a combination of almost 400 recordings that include concerts, educational programming and interviews with conductors, soloists and orchestra members, site visitors can enjoy the entire gamut of Berlin Philharmonic musical experiences.
The site also provides extensive program notes for each piece; conductors and soloists often speak about both the program in question and about their careers. Many world-renowned pianists count themselves among the interviewed, and keyboardists the world over can virtually pick their brains regarding a wide range of material. The website catalogs everything, and web surfers can use a powerful search tool to find artists, pieces and specific performances they want. After discovering each hidden gem, users can bookmark their favorites. There is even a section dedicated to documentaries and other short films.