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Patricia Kopatchinskaja: Les Adieux

How much time have we got left on Earth? The vivacious violinist talks about her latest project.

This way!

A guide to the broad musical spectrum of the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle.

»Nature is simply brimming with melodies!«

Artists talk about inspiring experiences of nature and the places in nature that give them strength.

Caroline Shaw – a portrait

The singer, violinist and composer Caroline Shaw is in search of something new, somewhere off the beaten track.

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: John Luther Adams: Inuksuit

Music in nature and recycled instruments for a better world: an open-air percussion performance in Planten un Blomen.

A yearning for great heights

Up in the mountains, it is always about more than mere nature. An excursion with Mahler, Strauss and Krenek’s »Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen«.

Asmik Grigorian: »pure emotion and honesty«

A portrait of the Lithuanian opera singer, illuminating the secret of her stage presence, the relaunch of her career and the consequences of her legendary »Salome« interpretation.

René Jacobs: The Wolf’s Glen whisperer

Period performance guru René Jacobs has gently blown the cobwebs off the Romantic opera »Der Freischütz«, returning it to an ideal state that never existed in that form.

Music inspired by nature

»There's nothing more musical than a sunset« – The 2022 Hamburg International Music Festival takes an extensive stroll through nature.

Seven shades of Sibelius with Klaus Mäkelä

»Then the music flows automatically« – the Finnish star conductor talks about his Sibelius cycle and what he loves so much about this music.

Revolt in the silence: An interview with Mark Andre

The composer Mark Andre talks about disappearing music, spatial sound and his evening-long work »rwh 1-4«.

Studio Drift: Amazement at the natural world

The works of the artist duo invite us to immerse ourselves in the wondrous world of nature.

Drift: Spectacular light installations in Hamburg

To mark the Elbphilharmonie’s fifth anniversary, the Dutch designer duo brings breathtaking light sculptures to the city on the Elbe.

Reflektor John Zorn

A look back at the festival in pictures and comments.

John Zorn and the downtown scene

Radical, eccentric, experimental: the fascinating artists’ scene of downtown New York.

»John Zorn turned my world upside down«

The musicians who appear at the »Reflektor John Zorn« talk about their collaboration with this exceptional artist and their love for his music.

Keyword »Nature« – the playlist

The playlist for the theme »Nature« – from the Elbphilharmonie music lexicon.

5 questions to Christina Pluhar

The Austrian lutenist talks about her fascination with Early Music and how she manages to make it sound thoroughly modern.

»John Zorn always has a very clear vision«

Spotlight on John Zorn and his music: an interview with the Hamburg-based Zorn expert Axel Zielke.