In June 2015, the Berliner Philharmoniker elected Kirill Petrenko as their new chief conductor; he took up office a year ago. An exclusive edition now presents central recordings of this phase of anticipation and new beginnings. Performances of works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Franz Schmidt and Rudi Stephan reveal not only the first important programme directions, but also the exciting, intensive music-making in this partnership.
This edition presents the recordings on five CDs as well as on Pure- Audio and Video Blu-ray discs. Numerous photos and artworks are featured alongside two extensive essays and introductions to the repertoire.
“It was obvious why the orchestra wanted Petrenko. He has a gift for illuminating the innards of a score, [...] his high-velocity Beethoven crackled with muscular rhythmic energy.” (The Guardian)
Kirill Petrenko in conversation (49 min)