The year 2013 marked a turning point in the history of the Berliner Philharmoniker: Four decades after the founding of the Easter Festival, the orchestra transferred its very own spring residence from Salzburg to Baden-Baden. A new beginning with new artistic challenges in a new environment. In the Digital Concert Hall you can now watch the documentary A Magical Beginning which follows the Berliner Philharmoniker to the first Baden-Baden Easter Festival. In interviews, members of the orchestra and chief conductor Sir Simon Rattle talk about their hopes, their expectations, and of course their music. The centre of this Easter Festival was Mozart’s Magic Flute – a work which the Berliner Philharmoniker had never played live before. The recording of this performance from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden is also available now in the Digital Concert Hall.
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