November 10, 2009
The fall of the Berlin Wall was 20 years ago yesterday, and there was a big concert in Berlin last night, to cap a day full of celebration. Two orchestras, one from the former East Berlin, one from West, joined forces in a joyful concert, featuring the music of Schubert, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn. We'll bring you highlights from last night's big event.
Adagio from Suite for String Orchestra in G
The Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra with conductor John Mauceri
Gloria from Mass in E-flat, D. 950
The Berlin Radio Chorus with conductor Simon Halsey
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Andante Cantabile from Symphony No. 9
The Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra with conductor Marek Janowsky
Excerpts from Symphony No. 2 ("Hymn of Praise")
The Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Rias Kammerchor with conductor Ingo Metzmacher
"After a Dream"
Cellist Alban Gerhardt and pianist Steven Osborne
Prelude to Act III of "Die Meistersinger"
The Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra with conductor Ingo Metzmacher and the German Symphony Orchestra of Berlin with conductor Gerd Albrecht
Johann Strauss, Jr.:
Annen Polka, Op. 117
The Vienna Philharmonic with conductor Daniel Barenboim
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach:
Cello Concerto in A, Wq 172
Cellist and conductor Paul Watkins with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Excerpts from "Petrushka"
Pianist Yuja Wang
Finale from Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp Minor
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Daniel Barenboim