Berlin: Philharmonie (new) / Kammermusiksaal

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Berlin
City: Berlin
Location: Tiergarten, Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1 / Kemperplatz / Tiergartenstraße / Matthäikirchplatz (Kulturforum)

[First "Philharmonie" built 1888 by F. H. Schwechten at another site in Bernburger Straße. Destroyed by bombs in 1944.]

Concert hall, built 1960-1963 by Hans Scharoun as home to the Berliner Philharmoniker. Opened 15 Oct 1963 with a concert by the Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Herbert von Karajan. 1975 installation of a sinkable orchestra stage by Edgard Wisniewski. 1978-1982 renovation and installation of exterior aluminum decoration by Edgar Wisniewski. Main auditorium: 2440 seats around a central stage.

1979-1984 extension by a musicologist institute ("Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung", opened 1983) and a museum of musical instruments ("Musikinstrumenten-Museum", opened 1984) by Edgard Wisniewski.

1984-1987 extension by a second concert hall, "Kammermusiksaal", by Edgard Wisniewski after drafts by Hans Scharoun. Opened 28 Oct 1987. 1192 seats around a central stage.

Link: www.berlin-philharmonic.com

[Berlin: Philharmonie (new)] Reverse Text: "Berlin (West), Die neue Berliner Philharmonie am Kemperplatz, Architekt: Prof. Hans Scharoun"
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Berlin: Philharmonie (new)] Reverse Text: "Berlin, Neue Philharmonie"
Publisher: Verlag Herbert Maschke, Berlin
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Berlin: Philharmonie (new)] Front Text: "Berlin, Philharmonie"
Publisher: Kunst und Bild, Berlin; G 3097
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Berlin: Philharmonie (new)] Reverse Text: "Berlin, Philharmonie - Foyer"
Handwritten Reverse Text: dated 25 Aug 1965
Publisher: Hans Andres Verlag, Berlin; B 1/2241
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Sent: to Schwäbisch Gmünd [without stamp or postmark]

[Berlin: Philharmonie (new)] Reverse Text: "Berlin, Philharmonie"
Publisher: Kunst und Bild, Berlin
Size: Modern
Sent: from Berlin to Hammelburg, 1967

[Berlin: Philharmonie (new)] Front Text: "Gruss aus Berlin, Philharmonie", signed: "Gru"
Stamped Reverse Text: dated 15. Sep 1967
Publisher: Kunst und Bild, Berlin; Humor 4
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Berlin: Philharmonie (new)] Front Text: "Berlin, Philharmonie"
Publisher: Kruger; 921/41
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Berlin: Philharmonie (new)] Front Text: "Berlin, Philharmonie"
Publisher: Andres + Co Verlag, Berlin; Anco Lux B 1/4233
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Berlin: Philharmonie (new)] Front Text: "Berlin, Philharmonie"
Publisher: Klaus Lehnartz, Berlin
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Berlin: Philharmonie (new) / Kammermusiksaal] Picture: left: Philharmonie and Kammermusiksaal, background, middle: Sony-Center (see CineStar cinema)
Front Text: "Berlin, Potsdamer Platz"
Reverse Text: "Berlin, Blick zum Potsdamer Platz"
Publisher: Verlag Schöning & Co.+ Gebr. Schmidt; Schikkus; Berlin 7743
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Berlin: Philharmonie (new) / Kammermusiksaal] Picture: left: Philharmonie, right: Kammermusiksaal
Reverse Text: "Berlin, Philharmonie und Kammermusiksaal. Im Vordergrund die Plastik von Richard Serra - Philharmonie and Chamber Music Hall. In the foreground a sculpture by Richard Serra - Philharmonie et Salle de Musique de Chambre. Au premier plan une sculpture de Richard Serra"
Publisher: Kunst und Bild; Berlin; XL-Card 500029
Size: 23.1 x 12.9 cm
Not sent.

[Berlin: Philharmonie (new)] Front Text: "Das neue Berlin" - "Lebenswerte Stadt - Ost-West-Metropole - Hauptstadt - Kreative Stadt - Kulturmetropole", photomontage on poster: "Welcome, Sir Simon!" [relating to the Berliner Philharmoniker's principal conductor, Sir Simon Rattle]
Publisher: City Cards von Dinamix, ca. 2002
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Berlin: Philharmonie (new)] Stamp (Germany, 2004)
Text: "Berliner Philharmonie"

For another postcard of this concert hall, see Berlin: Cards showing various theatres.


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