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After Beethoven’s Seventh and Ninth Symphonies, Kirill Petrenko now conducts the Eighth with the Berliner Philharmoniker, in which the composer humorously toys with the audience’s expectations. The programme also presents two splendid sets of orchestral variations: the good-humoured Haydn Variations by Johannes Brahms and Arnold Schoenberg’s Variations for Orchestra, in which the composer applied his twelve-tone technique for the first time.

Kirill Petrenko dirigiert
Kirill Petrenko dirigiert Stephan Rabold

The work, which was premiered by the Berliner Philharmoniker under Wilhelm Furtwängler in 1928, shows not least how much Schoenberg was inspired by Brahms – a fascinating juxtaposition.
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Kirill Petrenko
Berliner Philharmoniker
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