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24/05/2009

Berliner Philharmoniker
Claudio Abbado

Rundfunkchor Berlin, Angelika Kirchschlager

  • Franz Schubert
    Incidental music to Rosamunde (00:30:57)

    Rundfunkchor Berlin, Angelika Kirchschlager Mezzo-Soprano, Simon Halsey Chorus Master

  • Gustav Mahler
    3 Songs from »Des Knaben Wunderhorn«: »Lob des hohen Verstandes« »Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen« »Rheinlegendchen« (00:16:15)

    Angelika Kirchschlager Mezzo-Soprano

  • Claude Debussy
    La Mer (00:30:01)

  • free

    Simon Halsey talks about Schubert, Mahler, Debussy and Claudio Abbado (00:16:18)

It is a wonderful tradition that Claudio Abbado comes to Berlin once a season, to the city where he was principal conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker for over a decade and where he played a formative role in many ways. Custom has it that he visits and steps up to the rostrum in the merry month of May. Last year, Abbado’s concert received particular attention, since it was moved to the Waldbühne in consequence of a fire at the Philharmonie. The concert developed into a particularly special cultural event, as the maestro and the Philharmoniker dedicated it to Berlin’s fire brigade, thanking them for preventing more serious damage to the famous concert hall. This year, Abbado’s concert is set in the Philharmonie once again – hopefully accompanied by less spectacular circumstances, but just as intense and exciting musically.

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