The famous yearly Berliner Philharmoniker Open-Air concert at the Berlin Waldbühne attended by more than 20,000 people. The atmosphere is unique and unconventionally relaxed. People bring champagne, salmon and caviar, making the Waldbühne a giant picnic area. Candles are lit, transforming the area into an atmospheric venue for some of the most popular pieces of classical music.
The 2009 programme has a Russian feel to it, with classic pieces by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky; three pieces of the core repertoire, among the most popular ones.
Yefim Bronfman, artist of international reputation, and specialist of the Russian repertoire, achieves a brilliant performance of this 3rd Concerto of Rachmaninoff.
Romantic, different, and relaxed, this is a superb summer night in Berlin - not only for fans of classical music.
The first Blu ray Disc of Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker on EuroArts.
Picture format BD: 1080i Full HD - 16:9
Sounds formats BD: PCM 2.0, PCM 5.1
Region code: All
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 104 mins
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