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Kirill Petrenko conducts Bartók’s “The Wooden Prince”

Chief conductor Kirill Petrenko and the Berliner Philharmoniker bring to the stage, alongside Bartók's, Henri Dutilleux's First Symphony, which impresses with its energy and virtuosity.



Only those who overcome their pride will encounter true love. At least that is the message of Béla Bartók’s pantomime ballet The Wooden Prince. The ingeniously orchestrated work, whose tonal language shifts between impressionistic sensuousness and modern objectivity, helped the Hungarian composer achieve his breakthrough.

And Kirill Petrenko has included yet another work on this programme that marks a milestone in the career of its creator: Henri Dutilleux’s First Symphony – a work full of poetry, it is weightless, dreamlike and profound at the same time.


Henri Dutilleux
Symphony No. 1

Béla Bartók
The Wooden Prince, dance play Sz 60

  • Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Kirill Petrenko Conductor


January 13: On site and live broadcast in the Digital Concert Hall of the Berliner Philharmoniker
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Participating artists
Berliner Philharmoniker
Kirill Petrenko