Waldbühne 2004: Tchaikovsky Night
Lang Lang & Simon Rattle
Performance date: 27/06/2004
Holding up to 20,000 spectators, the Waldbühne in Berlin is the world’s largest concert hall. In 2004, the Berliner Philharmoniker, along with Simon Rattle and the star pianist Lang Lang, come together to perform works of Tchaikovsky. This dream team of the classical music scene, its reputation established after numerous joint concerts over the years, conjures images and dream-like fantasies with the Russian repertoire. Having made his international breakthrough with the same piece, Lang Lang masterfully performs Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto, a work that has been harshly criticised for its difficulty and extremely virtuosic opening movement. Encores by Shostakovich, as well as the icon Berliner Luft, complete the programme.
- Lang Lang (Piano)
- Berliner Philharmoniker
- Sir Simon Rattle
Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety"
Krystian Zimerman, Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; 4 Rückert-Lieder; Kindertotenlieder
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Berliner Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelík, Karl Böhm