The Berliner Philharmoniker, one of the world's most prestigious orchestras, was founded 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 opened 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 symphonic work, the Fifth Symphony.
Songs by Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky
Live in Ramallah