Tour of summer festivals with Britten and Shostakovich

In the late summer of 2015, for their traditional guest appearance at the Salzburg Festival and at Lucerne, Bucharest and Grafenegg, the Berliner Philharmoniker and chief conductor Sir Simon Rattle performed Shostakovich’s devastating Fourth Symphony.
Life is about decisions....
Christoph Igelbrink, cello

31 Aug 2015

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Birthday boy Martin Kretzer (left) and Florian Pichler
Marie-Pierre Langlamet
Manfred Preis, bass clarinet

31 Aug 2015

Probenimpressionen von Markus Weidmann

Rehearsal impressions by Markus Weidmann

Salzburg Festival's Head of Concert planning Florian Wiegand greets the orchestra on stage
1st concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley
Sir Simon Rattle

31 Aug 2015

Everybody is in a good mood at the rehearsal.

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Amihai Grosz and Michael Karg
Lonely contra bassoon...
Beate Burchardt, the legendary former manager of the Easter Festival with her traditional Sachertorte for our horn section

31 Aug 2015

Backstage before the rehearsal at Großes Festspielhaus.

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Good bye Berlin!
Hello Salzburg!

31 Aug 2015

Happy New Season! Same procedure as every year: We start our annual festival tour with the last concert at the Salzburg Festival.

Photos: Markus Weidmann