Mediatheque Stories tagged #ContemporaryMusic

Elbphilharmonie Talk with Caroline Shaw

The American musician talks about the magic of nature, about her own roots and the message contained in her album »Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part«.

Elbphilharmonie Talk with Sō Percussion

They are inquisitive and open-minded: the members of the group Sō Percussion about their creative exchange with composers from all over the world.


The soprano and conductor has a special relationship with art.

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.

Anniversary Concert: 5 Years of Elbphilharmonie

Happy Birthday, Elbphilharmonie! – The 5th-anniversary concert live from the Grand Hall. Video available until 11 Jan 2023.

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«.

John Zorn and the downtown scene

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

From the New World

Typically American: a brief history of modern American music.

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra / Esa-Pekka Salonen
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Video on demand from 22 Jan 2022 : NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra / Esa-Pekka Salonen

Live from the Elbphilharmonie: as part of the »Multiversum Esa-Pekka Salonen«, the Finnish musician conducts his own work »Gemini« – and Berlioz's famous »Symphonie fantastique«.

Elbphilharmonie Talk with Kirill Gerstein

The pianist talks about his relationship with the composer Thomas Adès and about the latter's Second Piano Concerto.

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: Reflektor Max Richter & Yulia Mahr

Magicians on the camera, the piano and the synthesizers: Max Richter and Yulia Mahr determined the Elbphilharmonie programme for four days.

75 years of the NDR Vokalensemble
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Video on demand from 9 Sep 2021 : 75 years of the NDR Vokalensemble

The NDR Vokalensemble celebrates its 75th anniversary with works by Whitacre, Mäntyjärvi and Monteverdi – and in a completely new line-up.

»I respond to what I hear.«

Some background to »A House of Call. My Imaginary Notebook« by Heiner Goebbels.

A new Song of the Earth

In their project »Song of the Earth in Crisis«, the New York band Dirty Projectors explores the results of today's damage to the environment.

5 questions to Dave Longstreth

»I know that mankind can –and must – change things! The lead singer of Dirty Projectors talks about his first orchestral work and our responsibility towards nature.

The Storyteller

About one of the most important composers of our time, Artist in Residence Sir George Benjamin.


2021 festival: The meaning of nonsense! Patricia Kopatchinskaja presents a fast-paced film version of the key work of Dadaism by Kurt Schwitters.

Tempus Fugit
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Video on demand from 6 Mar 2021 : Tempus Fugit

The NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and Alan Gilbert perform music by two exciting contemporary composers: Magnus Lindberg from Finnland and Olga Neuwirth from Austria.

Veronika Eberle & Kent Nagano
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Video on demand from 19 May 2021 : Veronika Eberle & Kent Nagano

2021 festival: The famous violinist and the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra present the world premiere of a work by Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa together with Brahms’s Third Symphony.