Philharmoniker – Our history, Part 2: The West Berlin years

At the beginning of the second episode of the series Philharmoniker – Unsere Geschichte, the orchestra moves into the newly built Philharmonie. Here, chief conductor Herbert von Karajan and his musicians develop the ethereally beautiful sound that has become the international trademark of the Berliner Philharmoniker. In our documentary, members of the orchestra recall these years, artistic highlights and Karajan’s intriguing personality. The episode also includes rare archive recordings and rehearsal footage.

A film by Eric Schulz (2021)




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