French Night at the Waldbühne in Berlin
Simon Rattle Conducts
The Berliner Philharmoniker and it's then chief conductor Simon Rattle bid farewell for the summer break in 2005 with the performance of a French programme at the Waldbühne in Berlin. To make for an even more authentic and colourful evening, French pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque are also invited to the stage. The sisters, whose playing perfectly intertwine, offer performances from Poulenc's Concerto for two pianos, as well as the Karneval der Tiere by Saint-Saëns. To complete the show, the orchestra thrills the crowd with well-known works that include Ducas‘ Zauberlehrling, Satie's Gymnopedie und Ravel's Boléro. And as the sun starts to set, the audience of 23,000 lights their sparklers and sets the night aglow.
- Katia Labèque (Piano), Marielle Labèque (Piano)
- Berliner Philharmoniker
- Sir Simon Rattle