Beethoven cycle in Paris and New York

After the celebrated performance of all of Ludwig van Beethoven’s nine symphonies in Berlin, the Berliner Philharmoniker, under the baton of Simon Rattle, also played the cycle on tour – including in Paris and New York.
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09 Nov 2015

Welcome to Vienna!

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08 Nov 2015

Au revoir, Philharmonie de Paris! Merci beaucoup pour tout!

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08 Nov 2015

“Freude!” What better finale than this for an amazing week in Paris?

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08 Nov 2015

Simon Halsey: “1,2,3,4,5… everybody there?”

Sir Simon: “Could we please start the rehearsal?”

Noah Bendix-Balgley: “Hey, a choir! So we play Beethoven 9 today…”

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Rüdiger Liebermann, 1st violin, talking to Ignacy Miecznikowski, viola
Amadeus Heutling, 2nd violin

08 Nov 2015

Backstage with Monika Rittershaus

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08 Nov 2015

Luxury cover for the sick Dimitry Ivashchenko in the bass role in Beethoven’s 9th symphony: Franz-Josef Selig!

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Dietmar Schwalke, cello, reading in a box

08 Nov 2015

Crowded backstage area after one week of playing Beethoven

Photos: Markus Weidmann

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08 Nov 2015

Philharmonie de Paris seen from a contrabassoon player during a rest period

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No stay in France without wine. One has to admit, that Markus Weidmann in this case took his
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08 Nov 2015

No stay in France without wine. One has to admit, that Markus Weidmann in this case took his photos in the high-end area…

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07 Nov 2015

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Sir Simon talking to Markus Weidmann, bassoon
Bruno Delepelaire, 1st solo cello
Martin Menking, cello

07 Nov 2015

Noch mehr Probenimpressionen

More Rehearsal impressions

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Raimar Orlovsky and Bettina Sartorius
Rachel Schmidt
Thomas Timm
Holm Birkholz, Rachel Schmidt, Simon Roturier and Bettina Sartorius

07 Nov 2015

Second violins

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Edicson Ruiz and Janusz Widzyk
Peter Riegelbauer
Matthew McDonald

07 Nov 2015

Konrabässe in der Probe

Double basses at the rehearsal

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Paris impressions by Monika Rittershaus
New York, we are coming!
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07 Nov 2015

You can bow in both directions in this Philharmonie, feels like at home in Berlin.

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Wenzel Fuchs, solo clarinet
Emmanuel Pahud, solo flute
Albrecht Mayer, solo oboe

07 Nov 2015

Applaus

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07 Nov 2015

Konzertimpressionen

Concert impressions

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07 Nov 2015

A last glimpse before the concert

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Florian Pichler, trumpet
Rachel Helleur, Joan Bachs (as extra) and Dietmar Schwalke in tune

07 Nov 2015

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Alan Nilles, viola
Stefan Dohr, 1st solo horn, and Daniele Damiano, 1st solo bassoon, backstage
Maja Avramovic, 1st violin, multi-tasking backstage

06 Nov 2015

Backstage before the concert

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Walter Seyfarth, clarinet
Nikolaus Römisch, cello
Janne Saksala, 1st solo double bass, and Gunars Upatnieks, double bass
Simon Roturier, 2nd violin
Thomas Timm, 1st leader of 2nd violin, and Bastian Schäfer, 1st violin, testing the acoustics

06 Nov 2015

Probe

Rehearsal

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06 Nov 2015

The Philharmonie and the surrounding area prepare for the evening

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Bettina Sartorius, 2nd violin, touches base with her family in Berlin

06 Nov 2015

Musical cakes and a tasty preview for Tokyo

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06 Nov 2015

On Wednesday our solo oboist Jonathan Kelly suddenly felt unwell during the rehearsal and Dominik Wollenweber stepped in. For the second oboe position we were able to engage a young oboe student from Venezuela, who happened to be in the public. For Johnneil Francois Guevara a dream became true! For the concert, Albrecht Mayer stepped in. Happy end for everybody: Jonathan is back in good health meanwhile.

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06 Nov 2015

Wonderful acoustics, great audience! It’s a big pleasure and joy to make music in the amazing Philharmonie de Paris!

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05 Nov 2015

Probe in der Philharmonie

Same procedure as every day: Rehearsal at the Philharmonie

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05 Nov 2015

Galeries Lafayette wait for Father Christmas

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05 Nov 2015

Bargain shopping at Galeries Lafayette

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(Photo: Markus Weidmann)

05 Nov 2015

Angels don’t get stuck in the traffic…

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Amihai Grosz, 1st solo viola
Joaquin Riquelme, seriously preparing for the rehearsal
Walter Küssner and Martin von der Nahmer

05 Nov 2015

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05 Nov 2015

Wherever we go. He’s there!

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05 Nov 2015

La Philharmonie de Paris

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The real penguins...
Serious concert preparation... Sarah Willis, Joaquin Riquelme and Stefan Dohr, two French horns and a viola bow

05 Nov 2015

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05 Nov 2015

Die Opera Garnier in Paris.

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Michael Hasel, flute
Ludwig Quandt, 1st solo cello
Guillaume Jehl, trumpet

05 Nov 2015

Konzentration vor dem Konzert

Concentration before the concert

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04 Nov 2015

Im Foyer der Philharmonie.

At the Philharmonie Foyer.

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Bettina Sartorius, 2nd violin, Bastian Schäfer, 1st violin
Double bass section in action
Cornelia Gartemann and Christoph von der Nahmer, 2nd violin

04 Nov 2015

Probe in der Philharmonie de Paris.

Rehearsal at the Philharmonie de Paris.

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Rüdiger Liebermann, 1st violin
Fergus McWilliam and Stefan de Leval Jezierski, French horn, as a work of art
Stanley Dodds, 2nd violin and member of the media board, talks to Pablo Rodriguez from El Pais

04 Nov 2015

Vor der ersten Probe in Paris.

Before the first rehearsal in Paris.

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Jardin des Tuileries
Louvre
Stefan Dohr, solo French horn, had a rare moment for shopping
Pyramid

03 Nov 2015

Angekommen in Paris

Arrived in Paris

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Rachel Helleur
Daishin Kashimoto, 1st concertmaster, Emmanuel Pahud, solo flute, Andreas Ottensamer, solo clarinet
Peter Brem, longest serving member of the orchestra and former media board member can't escape the TV business
Sebastian Heesch, 1st violin, and Amihai Grosz, 1st solo viola, prepare for the concert

03 Nov 2015

Backstage before the concert in Frankfurt.

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