Sounds from the Berlin Philharmonic - Sunday, October 2nd

EDIT: This was written on Friday, but I was having trouble posting it - so just pretend it’s Friday. The sentiment still stands.

Hi all - sorry I wasn’t able to post anything yesterday! Busy day running errands and such. Best news of the week though, is that I am now a dual UK and Canadian citizen! Hooray! I am very excited about that, so I just wanted to share. 

Anyways, today’s sound is one of my favourite sounds that exist in life. Bold statement, I know, but it’s true. On Sunday I went with my boyfriend to the Berlin Philharmonic, where Zubin Mehta was conducting and they played Mahler’s 1st Symphony. It’s my favourite symphony ever written, so needless to say I was very excited and I couldn’t help but hit record when the orchestra was warming up for the piece. I just really wanted to capture it.

One of my most favourite moments is right before the conductor arrives and the orchestra is tuning. I think it’s one of the most beautiful sounds out there. Especially since I spent so many years playing orchestral music in various ensembles, this sound brings me to a very happy place. 

Here is a short video of Sir. Simon Rattle conducting the Berlin Philharmonic an excerpt from the 4th movement of Mahler’s 1st. God, it’s so good. 

Sharing this sound seemed like a good way to start the weekend because it only ever indicates the beginning of something wonderful (in my opinion). So, I hope you all enjoy your weekend. The Berlin Philharmonic does, too. Enjoy!