Our Man In Berlin

In September last year, Simon Rattle took over as music director of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Richard Morrison charts his first months in charge of one of the world's finest orchestras.

The Philharmonic is steeped in the tradition of Karajan, but with Simon Rattle the orchestra is going through a revolution.

Over six months in Berlin, Rattle introduces new repertoire by Thomas Ades, takes a different look at standard repertoire of Mahler and Stravinsky, starts an ambitious education programme, working towards creating an orchestra for the 21st century.

Evening Morning.

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In September last year, Simon Rattle took over as music director of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Richard Morrison charts his first six months in charge of one of the world's finest orchestras. The Philharmonic is steeped in the tradition of Karajan, but with Simon Rattle the orchestra is going through a revolution. Over six months in Berlin, Rattle introduces new repertoire by Thomas Ades, takes a different look at standard repertoire of Mahler and Stravinsky, and starts an ambitious education programme, working towards creating an orchestra for the 21st Century.

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In September last year, Simon Rattle took over as music director of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Richard Morrison charts his first months in charge of one of the world's finest orchestras.

The Philharmonic is steeped in the tradition of Karajan, but with Simon Rattle the orchestra is going through a revolution.

Over six months in Berlin, Rattle introduces new repertoire by Thomas Ades, takes a different look at standard repertoire of Mahler and Stravinsky, starts an ambitious education programme, working towards creating an orchestra for the 21st century.

Evening Morning.