Waldbühne 2013: Sir Simon Rattle conducts Mendelssohn and Beethoven
Berliner Philharmoniker. With Christian Tetzlaff, Camilla Tilling, Joseph Kaiser, Nathalie Stutzmann and Dimitry Ivashchenko

The annual summer concert of the prestigious Berliner Philharmoniker takes place in the Waldbühne in Berlin. An event not to be missed and broadcasted live on medici.tv!

A summer residence of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Waldbühne in Berlin is one of the most beautiful outdoor amphitheatres on the European continent. It serves once again as a venue for the Berliner Philharmoniker summer concert, which performs two masterpieces of the German repertoire...

The Violin Concerto in E minor, which was written by Felix Mendelssohn in 1843-1844, opens the concert. With a formal structure that breaks with the conventions of the classical concerto, this masterpiece is interpreted by the violonist Christian Tetzlaff, who notably recorded it with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Following Christian Tetzlaff's performance, the Berliner Philharmoniker gives a rendition of the Beethoven Ninth Symphony, under the baton of its music director Sir Simon Rattle. The famous final movement, "Ode to Joy", named after Friedrich von Schiller's poem, is sung by the Rundfunkchor Berlin and the renowned soloists Camilla Tilling, Nathalie Stutzmann, Joseph Kaiser and Dimitry Ivashchenko.

© Picture: Monika Rittershaus

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Broadcast date : June 23, 2013, 6 p.m.

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle conductor


Christian Tetzlaff violin


Camilla Tilling soprano
Joseph Kaiser tenor
Nathalie Stutzmann contralto
Dimitry Ivashchenko bass


Rundfunkchor Berlin
Simon Halsey chorus master

Movie director : Henning Kasten

Location : Berlin Waldbühne (Berlin, Germany)
Recording date : 2013-06-22
Production : EuroArts Music in co-production with RBB, NHK, SMG