A great orchestral sound isn’t just down to skilled musicians, but to acoustic technicians. And they don’t play an instrument in their search for the sonic sweet spot – they fire a gun.
After Hamburg's "Elphi", as the Elbphilharmonie is affectionately known, Dresden opens the "Kulti", the refurbished and re-designed Kulturpalast on April 28th. The sound is expected to be much improved.
In contrast to the the motto "Schicksal" (fate) with its serious implications, an orchestra from France played mostly quiet tones. The downbeat to the festival is followed by three notably upbeat festival weeks.
Berlin is a city of music, boasting countless concert halls. These three are DW columnist Gero Schliess' favorites. They're as unique as Berlin's music scene.
After what seemed like interminable delays, budget overruns and lawsuits, Hamburg's highly anticipated Elbphilharmonie concert hall officially opens on Wednesday.
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