Iván Fischer in conversation with Simon Halsey (20 min.)
There are many prejudices about the music of the 20th century – for example, that it is always complicated or ponderous, or in the worst case, both. In early November 2012, the Berliner Philharmoniker, conductor Iván Fischer and the violinist Lisa Batiashvili proved the opposite to be the case in spirited works by Stravinsky and Prokofiev. First, however, there was a moment of reflection, as the Berliner Philharmoniker remembered a close friend. You can find out more about this concert programme in our discussion with Iván Fischer and Simon Halsey.