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Interview with William Blank

Music Festival 2021: Beethoven and flower petals – the Swiss composer on his premiere at the 2021 Music Festival.

Keyword »Hope« – The Playlist

Our playlist inspired by »hope« – from the Elbphilharmonie’s music lexicon.


Mad about pipes! The world of the organ in 12 steps.

Female Voices

Twelve women composers worth knowing

Elbphilharmonie Gig Posters

Special concerts are often accompanied by high-quality art posters – and now there are also special coronavirus editions.

Not So New at All Any More

Contemporary classical music: a short history of the sound of the 20th century

Alan Gilbert: »We really mean it seriously«

The conductor Alan Gilbert about his love for contemporary music.

Iannis Xenakis: Architect of Sound

Resounding walls and audible spaces: in the work of Iannis Xenakis, music and architecture merge.

György Ligeti: A Love of Games

The Hungarian composer pulled off a rare feat in his music.

The Harpsichord

Everything you need to know about this venerable instrument – and about a beautiful one from Hamburg

Top 7: Music films and series

Mozart in the jungle and percussionists who go astray – the best films and series about music.

The Laughing Stock of the Orchestra

The viola – between joke and prejudice.

Around the World

A trip to the world's fascinating musical styles.

The Big Beethoven ABC

To mark the composer’s 250th birthday: Ludwig van Beethoven from A to Z.

Lisa Streich: What she wants to hear

The swedish composer has shimmering, crystalline sounds in mind for the Elbphilharmonie. Thanks to a composition prize, she now has the chance to realise her ideas.

Keyword »Visions« – The Playlist

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