The 12 Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker: 40th Anniversary Concert

With Annette Dasch (soprano), Till Brönner (trumpet)

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Annette Dasch — Soprano
Till Brönner — Trumpeter
Ludwig Quandt — Cellist
Nikolaus Römisch — Cellist
Dietmar Schwalke — Cellist
Richard Duven — Cellist
Solène Kermarrec — Cellist
Christoph Igelbrink — Cellist
Olaf Maninger — Cellist
Martin Menking — Cellist
Knut Weber — Cellist
Rachel Helleur — Cellist
David Riniker — Cellist
Stephan Koncz — Cellist
Martin Löhr — Cellist

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It has often been said that the cello is the most human of instruments—that in both its range and timbre, it comes closer than any other instrument to the sound of the human voice. Whether or not that holds true for all listeners may be subjective, but it is uncontestable that since 1972, the 12 Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker have been a prominent and beloved fixture on the international music scene, regularly selling out prestigious venues with crowds beguiled by the unique sounds of the cello.

In 2012, the dynamic dozen—plus some very special guests, including soprano Annette Dasch and trumpeter Till Brönner—marked 40 years since their first spectacular concert together by reuniting at the Berlin Philharmonie to play a selection of their most popular arrangements, plus a few new additions to the repertoire. Whether they’re lending their exceptional talents to classical music, jazz, tango, or the Beatles, listeners are always enchanted by the wide range of timbres and the incredible stylistic variations that these twelve cellos can produce.

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Directed by:
Michael Beyer
Venue: Berlin Philharmonie (Berlin, Germany)
Production date: 2012
Duration: 1 h 54 min
Production: © ZDF - EuroArts Music - 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker
Resolution: Full HD