Light music and favourite works with the Berliner Philharmoniker
In concerts by large symphony orchestras, it is often serious works that dominate. But striking a lighter tone is also an art in itself, and composers such as Mozart, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Gershwin were masters of this. Soon after the orchestra was founded, the Berliner Philharmoniker initiated a concert series of popular music, a tradition which can still be seen today, such as in the Waldbühne and New Year’s Eve concerts. This playlist features a selection of particularly popular pieces ranging from the Baroque to the present day.