The Berliner Philharmoniker was founded in 1882 as a self-governing body and has long been considered one of the world’s finest orchestras. Its current chief conductor and artistic director is Sir Simon Rattle.
Even before taking up his post as Chief Conductor, Simon Rattle enjoyed a 15-year collaboration with the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Concluding with a long valediction, like Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, Das Lied von der Erde seems to feel the shiver of night descending not only on its composer—terminally ill, though still in his 40s—but on a whole culture of huge achievement and grandiloquence.
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