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: Elbphilharmonie Explains: Franz Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor

»This work is like an image of life itself« – Nahre Sol talks about Franz Liszt’s famous Sonata in B Minor and shows how the composer creates an entire world from just a few motifs.

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: Elbphilharmonie Explains: The composer Luigi Nono

»You can’t escape his music« – The musicologist Prof. Friedrich Geiger on Luigi Nono and his fascinating, politically relevant music.

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: Mediatheque: What's going on here?

Streams, interviews, podcasts: A guide to the Elbphilharmonie's digital programme.

Creator in Residence: Nahre Sol

YouTuber, pianist, composer: As Creator in Residence, Nahre Sol is a regular guest at the Elbphilharmonie in the 2023/24 season.

The mandolin – an all-rounder among instruments

Everything you need to know about the versatile plucked instrument and why it has rightly been chosen as the 2023 instrument of the year.

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: Elbphilharmonie Explains: Sufism

The Berlin expert Sinem Kılıç on this fascinating branch of Islam, its history and traditions.

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: Elbphilharmonie explains: The nay

Mohamad Fityan of the ensemble Sarband explains his instrument, the Arab nay.

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: Elbphilharmonie Explains: The kanun

The kanun can have up to 84 strings. Salah Eddin Maraqa of the ensemble Sarband presents his special instrument.

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: Elbphilharmonie Explains: The classic kemençe

From night clubs to classical music. Efstratios Psaradellis of the ensemble Sarband explains his instrument.

Not So New at All Any More

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

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: Elbphilharmonie Explains: Countertenor

Countertenors can sing beautifully in a high register. What is their secret? Alex Potter explains his high male voice.

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: Elbphilharmonie Explains: Afrofuturism

Afrofuturism expert Adyam Tesfamariam about the background and potential of this special artistic style and school of thought.

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: Elbphilharmonie Explains: The Jazz Trumpet

The Hamburg trumpeter Philipp Püschel on the history and versatile sound of the trumpet in jazz.

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: Elbphilharmonie Explains: Hanns Eisler

Eisler expert Albrecht Dümling on the extraordinary composer, his contradictions and on music for a better world.

The Acoustics at the Elbphilharmonie

Frequently asked questions about the acoustics in the Grand Hall.

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: Elbphilharmonie Explains: Konnakol

Percussionist Magnus Dauner demonstrates the southern Indian syllabic language – a key to the world of Indian rhythms.

Elbphilharmonie Explains: The Recorder

Recorder virtuoso Maurice Steger explains his instrument.