The Digital Concert Hall now free for everyone
The Philharmonie is closed – so we will come to you! Redeem the voucher code BERLINPHIL and receive free access to all concerts and films.
Redeem voucher
25 May 2013

Herbert Blomstedt on Beethoven and Nielsen (19 min.)

Herbert Blomstedt, who still radiates an unusual youthfulness and curiosity at more than 80 years of age, is one of the great conductors of our time. Moreover, hardly anyone talks about music as so vividly and entertainingly as he does. Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony, perhaps because of its generally cheerful tone, is overshadowed by the more heroic neighbouring works, the symphonies numbers three and five. In this introduction from 2013, Blomstedt explains its special charm, plus the unusual beauties in Carl Nielsen’s Fifth Symphony.

The concert