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

Waldbühne 2013 – Berliner Philharmoniker

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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
Sir Simon Rattle — Conductor

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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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Venue: Berlin Waldbühne (Berlin, Germany)
Production date: 2013
Recording date: 2013
Duration: 1 h 54 min
Production: © Euroarts, rbb