Europakonzert 2014 with Daniel Barenboim

Berliner Philharmoniker's birthplace

Every year on the 1st of May, the Berliner Philharmoniker celebrates the anniversary of its fouding. Taking place each time in a European city iconic for its cultural life, here the annual Europakonzert takes place at the Berliner Philharmoniker's home: the Berliner Philharmonie.

The Berliner Philharmoniker, one of the world's most prestigious orchestras, was created in 1882. In 2014, the orchestra celebrated its 132nd birthday under the baton of Maestro Daniel Barenboim, who debuted with the orchestra 50 years ago.

The concert opens with Otto Nicolai's Overture to Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (The Merry Wives of Windsor), a work premiered in Berlin in 1849, inspired by William Shakespeare's comedy of the same name. In keeping with the theme of William Shakespeare, Edward Elgar's famous Falstaff follows. The concert closes with Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's most famous symphony, the Fifth Symphony.

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Movie director : Henning Kasten
Playlist : Europakonzert

Duration : 01 h 40 min
Location : Berlin Philharmonie (Berlin, Germany)
Production date : 2014
Production : © EuroArts / rbb

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