Battle of the Berlin Philharmonic Grammy Winners
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
This coming Saturday is our next Carnegie Hall Live broadcast featuring Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic with a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection.
For today’s Showdown, we offered a choice of three Grammy-winning performances by Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic: Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 (2000 Grammy winner for best orchestral performance), Brahms’s German Requiem (2008 Grammy winner for best choral performance), or Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms (2007 Grammy winner for best choral performance).
Brahms was the front-runner all morning. We played his German Requiem at noon.
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 10 in F-sharp Minor. (Not the Berlin Philharmonic)
Johannes Brahms: German Requiem, Op. 45. (Not the Berlin Philharmonic)
Igor Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms. (Not the Berlin Philharmonic)