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Worth Reading!

7 books tips from the Elbphilharmonie team.

The whole world in music

How different cultures find one another: a short history of world music.

At second glance

At a second glance we often see more – the Elbphilharmonie in double exposures. A series of pictures taken by Kai-Uwe Gundlach.

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.

Listening tip: Mehldau's snapshot

Like so many people, jazz pianist Brad Mehldau was stuck at home in the spring, which inspired him to write the »Suite: April 2020« – music about a special month.

Anoushka Shankar: A Citizen of the World with Roots

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

Thomas Adès: All-rounder with depth

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

The Family Orchestra – an extended Musical Family

In this orchestra, musicians of all generations come together.

5 Questions to Anoushka Shankar

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

Elbphilharmonie Concert Cinema 2020

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

Keyword »Live« – The Playlist

Our playlist inspired by the topic »live«. From the Elbphilharmonie’s music lexicon.

György Kurtág: Every note in the right place

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

Welcome back to the Laeiszhalle!

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

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.

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.