Gala from Berlin 2018
The conductor of this New Year’s Eve concert is Daniel Barenboim, one of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s oldest friends. He also takes on the role of soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 26 – a work of sparkling beauty and nuanced expression. There are also four famous works by
Maurice Ravel, which create an impressive synthesis of elegance and originality. The final highlight is the Boléro, perhaps the most stunning crescendo in music history.
Mozart: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 26 in D major, K. 537 Coronation;
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole, Alborada del gracioso, Pavane pour une infante défunte (for orchestra), Boléro