Daniel Harding in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud (15 min.)
In the Berliner Philharmoniker’s 2018/2019 season without a chief conductor, Daniel Harding was engaged for two Berlin concert series in addition to the European concert in Paris with its subsequent tour. Over the years, the British conductor, formerly an assistant to Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle, has become one of the orchestra’s most faithful artistic partners. Following previous performances of Gustav Mahler’s Tenth and the Sixth symphonies, Harding and the Philharmoniker continued their work together on the composer in March 2019 with his First. The concert also included works by Charles Ives and Alban Berg. In this interval feature with the Philharmoniker’s principal flute Emmanuel Pahud, Harding tells what unites the evening’s works and about Mahler’s plan to conduct his American colleague Ives’ Third Symphony.