Every year, the New Year’s Eve Concert by the Berliner Philharmoniker is an outstanding event in the international concert calendar. In 2014, the guest appearance of a musical legend provided an additional highlight: Menahem Pressler, who served as the pianist of the famous Beaux Arts Trio for over 50 years and only made his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in January 2014 at the age of 90. In this New Year’s Eve Concert, conducted by Simon Rattle, Pressler enchanted audiences in Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major, K. 488 with a luminous tone and a wealth of nuance and feeling. The audience responded with a standing ovation.
Suite from Les Indes galantes
Piano Concerto in A major K. 488
Nocturne in C-sharp minor Op. Posth.
From the Gayaneh Suite No. 1: No. 8 Lezginka
Slavonic Dances Op. 46 No. 2 & Op. 72 No. 7
Háry János Suite
Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor
The Life I Love – The pianist Menahem Pressler
A film by Grete Liffers