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Trip to Asia : The Quest for Harmony
Release Date: February 28, 2008
|Production Companies||:||ZDF, BoomtownMedia, BBC|
|Producers||:||Thomas Grube, Peter Hermann, Marc Wächter, Uwe Dierks, Andrea Thilo, Alan Yentob, Anca Monica Pandelca|
Journey with the musicians of the Berlin Philharmonic and their conductor Sir Simon Rattle on a breakneck concert tour of six metropolises across Asia: Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei and Tokyo. Their artistic triumph onstage belies a dynamic and dramatic life backstage. The orchestra is a closed society that observes its own laws and traditions, and in the words of one of its musicians is, “an island, a democratic microcosm – almost without precedent in the music world - whose social structure and cohesion is not only founded on a common love for music but also informed by competition, compulsion and the pressure to perform to a high pitch of excellence... .” Never before has the Berlin Philharmonic allowed such intimate and exclusive access into its private world.