Sir Simon Rattle conducts Mendelssohn, Bach and Beethoven — With Christian Tetzlaff, Camilla Tilling, Nathalie Stutzmann, Joseph Kaiser, Dimitry Ivashchenko

Waldbühne 2013: "Freude, schöner Götterfunken"

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Christian Tetzlaff — Violinist

Camilla Tilling — Soprano

Nathalie Stutzmann — Contralto

Joseph Kaiser — Tenor

Dimitry Ivashchenko — Bass

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Simon Halsey — Chorus master

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle — Conductor

Program notes

For more than 20 years, the Berliner Philharmoniker’s annual summer concert has taken place in Berlin’s Waldbühne. Enjoy yet another summer concert in one of Europe’s favorite outdoor amphitheatres.

Under the baton of its artistic director Sir Simon Rattle, together with the Rundfunkchor Berlin and renowned soloists Camilla Tilling, Nathalie Stutzmann, Joseph Kaiser and Dimitry Ivashchenko they perform one of Beethoven’s best-known compositions, the Symphony No. 9. The Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, with soloist Christian Tetzlaff, captivates the audience with far-reaching, extensive and cantabile melodies and a formal structure that breaks with the conventions of the classical concerto.

Photo: © Holger Kettner

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