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Mediatheque Stories tagged #Portrait

Anoushka Shankar: A Citizen of the World with Roots

How the sitar player found her way between India and the pulsating cities of Europe.

Elbphilharmonie Innerview: Roderick Cox

For a universal right to music – The American conductor talks about the personal and social importance of music.

Caetano Veloso: Brazil’s voice of the century

He is the greatest all-rounder of Latin American musicians – and above all undaunted in every artistic confrontation with the powers-that-be.

The Storyteller

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

Elbphilharmonie Innerview: vision string quartet

Desires, visions, ideas: the successful string quartet on the importance and future of the concert world.

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.

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.