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Music Festival: Festspielhaus Baden Baden
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden - Saal A
About the Event
Discover a varied program at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. The ensembles of the Berlin Philharmonic and the State Youth Orchestra come together in works by Vivaldi, Offenbach, and Bartok, lead by Sir Simon Rattle.
The Wooden Prince
- Berliner Barock Solisten (Orchestra)
Rattle, Sir Simon (Conductor)
Rattle was born in Liverpool, and studied at Liverpool College. He learned the piano and violin, but his early work with orchestras was as a percussionist. He entered the Royal Academy of Music in London in 1971. There he was able to frequently conduct, and in 1974, his graduation year, he won the John Player Conductor Competition. After organising and conducting a stunning account of Mahler's Second Symphony whilst still at the Academy, he was talent spotted by the music agent Martin Campell-White (source: ) and has since been managed by him.
Berliner Philharmoniker (Orchestra)
Peter Tchaikovsky, a frequent guest of the Philharmonic Society, enthused after a concert:
"The splendid Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlin possesses a special quality, for which I can find no more appropriate expression than elasticity. They have the capacity to adapt themselves to the dimensions of a Berlioz or a Liszt, and of reproducing with equal mastery the variegated arabesques of the former and the thunderous cannonades of the latter - yet they are able to exercise the restraint called for by the gentleness of a Haydn.... The members of the Philharmonic Orchestra do not work in the theaters and are therefore not worn out and exhausted. Moreover, they are a self-governing body, they play for their own benefit and not for an entrepreneur who takes the lion's share of the profits for himself. The coincidence of these favorable and exceptional conditions naturally contributes to the harmony of the artistic performance..."
- Bundesjugendorchester (Orchestra)
- Kashimoto, Daishin (Violin)
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