20 Oct 2013

The opening of the Berlin Philharmonie in 1963 – recollections of Rudolf Weinsheimer (8 min.)

The cellist Rudolf Weinsheimer was a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker from 1956 to 1996, and he experienced the building of the Philharmonie first-hand. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the official opening, he tells here about the origins of this unique concert hall, about the opening concert in 1963, and about the highly symbolic location of the Philharmonic Hall in the immediate vicinity of the Berlin Wall, erected at almost the same time.

The concert