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Daniel Barenboim: Beethoven Masterclasses
There is no way around Beethoven for any young pianist. In this series of masterclasses, Daniel Barenboim works on the composer’s 32 piano sonatas with students of the Barenboim-Said Akademie and other rising young artists—passing on more than 60 years of experience performing these works. The full cycle of sonatas will be released in instalments over the coming months.
A Charles Lloyd Celebration
Arabic Music Days 2022
An impressive lineup of five trios, performing in a wide range of styles and featuring diverse combinations of instruments, is at the center of the Pierre Boulez Saal’s Arabic Music Days. Extended this season from three to five days, the program has once again been curated by Iraqi oud virtuoso Naseer Shamma.
A New Space for Musical Curiosity
Discover the Pierre Boulez Saal Online
Since the Pierre Boulez Saal opened in March 2017, our goal has been to offer “Music for the Thinking Ear”: audiences are invited to listen actively and to experience sound with all senses in an architecturally unique setting. Here some of the most memorable moments.
The Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas
Few musicians in the world are as intimately familiar with Beethoven’s piano sonatas as Daniel Barenboim, who has been exploring these works since the earliest days of his career—a musical novel in 32 chapters and an artistic cosmos in itself. The full cycle of sonatas will be released in instalments over the coming months.
Diving into the World of Bach
Sir András Schiff has spent many years probing the inexhaustible riches of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. In a series of lecture concerts, he presented some of the composer’s most important works at the Pierre Boulez Saal.
Discover a selection of full-length concerts—from jazz to klezmer to music from the Arab world.
Jörg Widmann performs works for solo clarinet from the 20th and 21st centuries—including his own Drei Schattentänze—showcasing the full expressive range of his instrument and introducing each piece.
Florian Weber & Ensemble Modern
Jazz pianist Florian Weber and the Ensemble Modern joined forces for the first time at the Pierre Boulez Saal in October 2020. The program, in which the ensemble members participated in Weber’s improvisations, was inspired by Arnold Schoenberg’s idea of “Coalition Chess.“