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The Berlin Philharmonic website is offering free vouchers

Discussion in 'classical' started by tuga, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. tuga

    tuga European

    jackbarron and Stunsworth like this.
  2. tuga

    tuga European

    Currently listening to Maazel's Ring Without Words... The Dawn reminded me of Nimrod for some reason.
  3. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    Free access for 30 days :)
  4. eisenach

    eisenach European

    Thanks! Signed up.
  5. lagavullin10y

    lagavullin10y pfm Member

    The Berio / Bartok concert was nice this week. Big digitalconcerthall fan here!
  6. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

  7. Peter McDermott

    Peter McDermott pfm Member

    As the Berlin Phil's concert hall is closed (like many places around the world) they have opened up their digital archive to all for free.

    You can watch a vast range of concerts from the most recent season to many years back.

    I'm currently watching:


    Listening through my stereo system.

    As far as I can see you just need to enter the voucher code BERLINPHIL on the ticket page of the Digital Concert Hall.

    Link to main site:


    You may have to register first, but that just takes a few minutes and is well worth it.

  8. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I’ve just signed up - my Sony Android TV has the app so should be pretty decent! I noticed some Bartok, I’ll start with that...
  9. SteveT

    SteveT pfm Member

    Just signed up also. Listening to the Berio concert as I type this. Excellent. Thank you very much tuga for the heads up on this. Much appreciated.
  10. alanbeeb

    alanbeeb pfm Member

    Watching Kyrill Petrenko conduct Elgar 2nd right now... Pretty damn good.
  11. alanbeeb

    alanbeeb pfm Member

    Some of the documentaries on the Berlin Phil Website could be good - I've just watched "Reichsorchester" in which members of the orchestra from 1933-45 and their families talk about the relationship between the Berlin Phil and the Nazi State, and how it survived the war. Very interesting.
  12. PhilM

    PhilM pfm Member

    Thanks so much for posting this. After 12 days working this has been fantastic in helping me take my mind off things.

    Watched the St Matthews Passion today with Rattle - I can see why it divides opinion. I’ve never ‘seen’ a performance before only listened to recordings so this was a new experience for me.
  13. pianoman

    pianoman pfm Member

    Yes just watched this - has to be the swiftest I've heard (certainly the outer movements) a la Solti, but boy it's good to hear a band of this calibre coping - highly impressive !
  14. alanbeeb

    alanbeeb pfm Member

    Now I'm on Claudio Abbado conducting Das Lied von der Erde, With Anne Sofie von Otter and Jonas Kaufmann..... so glad to have been pointed at this resource, as I always wondered why Abbado - for all his Mahlerian credentials - never made a recording of Das Lied
  15. gingermrkettle

    gingermrkettle Deep vein trombonist

    The Bluebeard is particularly good, especially the Lake of Tears climax.
  16. alanbeeb

    alanbeeb pfm Member

    One to avoid possibly- Rodrigo's Concierto d'Arunjuez, Simon Rattle/BPO and a one-name guitarist "Canizares" - who I can well imagine is a great Flamenco performer, but mangles things badly here.
  17. gingermrkettle

    gingermrkettle Deep vein trombonist

    The Bychkov Walton 1 also misses the mark fairly spectacularly.
  18. alanbeeb

    alanbeeb pfm Member

    ^ Shame, that was on my list!
    Watched Runnicles do Elgar 1 the other night. Pretty good I thought.
  19. alanbeeb

    alanbeeb pfm Member

    Prokofiev's 2nd Piano Concerto. Yuja Wang with Paavo Jarvi conducting. WOW. Just incredible. They've got a camera on the keyboard too.... how what she does is humanly possible is beyond me!
  20. Peter McDermott

    Peter McDermott pfm Member

    Thanks Alan, just watched a bit before lunch. Amazing.

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