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Worth Reading!

7 books tips from the Elbphilharmonie team.

5 Questions to Anoushka Shankar

The sitar virtuoso about her European-Indian homeland and cross-border music.

Anoushka Shankar: A Citizen of the World with Roots

How the sitar player found her way between India and the pulsating cities of Europe.

Hörtipp: Mehldaus Momentaufnahme

Im Frühjahr saß der Jazzpianist Brad Mehldau wie so viele zu Hause fest. Er schrieb die »Suite: April 2020« – Musik über einen besonderen Monat.

Thomas Adès: All-rounder with depth

The English composer wants to »speak directly to the audience«. And he pulls it off.

Elbphilharmonie Concert Cinema 2020

Enjoy concerts broadcast live on the Elbphilharmonie forecourt from 15 August to 1 September.

Welcome back to the Laeiszhalle!

The neo-baroque concert hall invites visitors to great moments in music again – with Mozart, Beethoven and Vivaldi.

Keyword »live« – the playlist

The playlist for the topic »live« – from the Elbphilharmonie music lexicon.

György Kurtág: Every note in the right place

Late fame through polished and radically reduced music: About the composer György Kurtág.

The Art of Alteration

Beethoven's 33 »Diabelli Variations« and the new reading by Hans Zender.

The Stream Team

The Elbphilharmonie is regularly transformed into a digital concert hall. Meet the team!

Handel's Secret

Even in his own lifetime, Handel was feted like a pop star. What was the composer's secret?

Arvo Pärt in Portrait

The composer was the focus of the »Lux aeterna« festival opening.

Useless knowledge from the Elbphilharmonie

10 facts to show off with: things you don't need to know, but you make a note of them anyway.

CD recordings from the Elbphilharmonie

These are the albums recorded in the Elbphilharmonie Grand Hall so far.

Unusual Stories from the Laeiszhalle

Ten of the most entertaining stories about Hamburg's venerable concert hall.

The Elbphilharmonie organ: An instrument that breathes

About the marvel of sound and technology at the heart of the Grand Hall.

Music for Organ: Top 7

Strange, sacred, intoxicating: These pieces wrote organ history.


What preoccupies musicians before a performance? About lucky charms, rituals and other habits.

Keyword »believe« – the playlist

The playlist for the topic »believe« – from the Elbphilharmonie music lexicon.