Sir Simon Rattle about the Berliner Philharmoniker and Berlin

Again a statement by Sir Simon Rattle:

This orchestra thinks and responds incredibly quickly, every single musician. They’re never standing still. Maybe it’s because this city, Berlin, functions that way too.

Sir Simon Rattle

I totally agree with his analysis of the Berliner Philharmoniker. This orchestra is really outstanding! But I entertain doubts about the reason. It the way Berlin functions was the reason, why are the other orchestras in the city not as exceptional as the Berliner Philharmoniker?

What about you? Have you ever listened to the Berliner Philharmoniker? If not, you should absolutely do so! What about Berlin? Have you ever been there? How do you like it?

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