"Agressive, nasty and violent. That's us: Estonians."
This is Anu Tali's warning on her first meeting with the Munich Chamber Orchestra. For her debut, the Estonian conductor has put together a very Baltic Programme: Peteris Vasks' vbiolin concerto Tala gaisma and Action-Passion-Illusion, a piece by Estonian composer Erkki Sven Tüür.
The film depicts Anu Tali and the Munich Chamber Orchestra at work in practice and in concert, as they thunder out those archaic and violent rhythms. Because, according to Anu Tali, this is really all about rock music.
Waldbühne 2006: Sheherazade, An Oriental Night – Berliner Philharmoniker