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Mediatheque Stories tagged #Portrait

Elbphilharmonie Innerviews: Vanessa Porter

The percussionist on a journey to the heart of the Elbphilharmonie and inward towards herself.

Female Voices

Twelve women composers worth knowing

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.

In Search of the Perfect Acoustics

The Aris Quartet takes a musical stroll through the Elbphilharmonie. A film documentary by Marcus Richardt.

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: Video-Portrait: Thomas Adès

Zeitgenössische klassische Musik, die Menschen erreicht – die gibt es! Ein Portrait über den britischen Komponisten Thomas Adès.

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.

The Patricia Kopatchinskaja phenomenon

The violinist is the Elbphilharmonie's Artist in Portrait in the 2020/21 season.

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.

György Kurtág: Every note in the right place

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

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.

Unsuk Chin: Graphic Dreams

Wit and truth, playfulness and sensuousness rub shoulders in Unsuk Chin’s music.

Looking for What You Don't Know

Manfred Eicher has changed the world of music with his ECM label.

Reflektor Manfred Eicher: The Artists

The legendary head of ECM records brings hand-picked artists to the Elbphilharmonie.

Trio Joubran: A Trio Playing on Wood

Three Palestinian brothers add a new chapter to the history of Arab music.

Closely synchronised

A night spent with the Elbphilharmonie technicians.