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Episode 4

3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 25 February 2011

At last year's Lucerne Festival there was a great meeting of musical minds - when the youthful Simon Bolivar Orchestra from Venezuela gave a concert under the baton of the great Claudio Abbado. Their performance of Tchaikovsky's moving final symphony is combined in this programme with recent concerts given by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in their home hall.

Stravinsky: Apollon Musagete
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Simon Rattle, conductor

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 in B minor (Pathetique)
Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela
Claudio Abbado, conductor

Berg: Violin Concerto
Baiba Skride, violin
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No.4 in G
Christine Schäfer, soprano
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Simon Rattle, conductor.



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