101 musicians from all over the world, all music lovers, not professionals, perform in the Philharmonie with the conductor Sir Simon Rattle. Sarah Willis follows this very special and inspiring event.
Four years ago, Kirill Petrenko was elected principal conductor of the orchestra, one steeped in tradition. At his first official concert in that function, the Russian-born maestro gave a sample of what is in store.
The end of an era: The British maestro conducted his last concert as the Berlin Philharmonic's music director at a sold-out open-air event. During his 16-year tenure, Simon Rattle revamped the reputed orchestra's image.
Star oboist Albrecht Mayer is Sarah Willis´s guest on this episode of Sarah´s Music explaining and celebrating the oboe – the ‘Instrument of the Year 2017’!
The world's oldest recording label is celebrating its 120th anniversary on November 6 with a concert in the Berlin Philharmonie. A glance back at how the "yellow label" wrote music history.
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