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Haydn MARATHON on March 30 in the Kammermusiksaal

Members of the Berlin Philharmonics have often participated successfully in

the BERLIN-MARATHON, including some with very fast times. That cannot only be

due to the fact, that the course of the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON directly passes

by the Philharmonie! The organisers of the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON are even more

so pleased that the “MARATHON“ has now officially found its place

in classical music. We recommend a visit to our musical


It may sound a bit more athletic than it really is. But sometimes there are

marathon races in music, too. For the sixth time, the Berlin Philharmonics are

putting on a chamber music festival with the title "MARATHON".

Following Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, Mendelssohn/ Schumann and Beethoven, Joseph

Haydn will be the starred composer on March 30th.

All Sunday, from

11 a.m. well into the evening, the chamber music hall will be filled with music

of the great classical artist. That sounds like long and strenuous hours. But

the experiences of the past few years have demonstrated that a music marathon

can be a real pleasure for the participants. The event is well-prepared and

organised, both from a dramaturgical and culinary standpoint, and Karl-Dietrich

Gräwe will see to an entertaining moderation.

With members of the Berlin Philharmonics, high quality musicians will take

to the start, either as soloists or in ensemble teams—the Philharmonia

Quartet, Timm Quartet, Vincent Trio, Philharmonische Virtuosen, Divertimento

Berlin, and Breuninger Quartet. And the most enjoyable of it all is: unlike a

marathon race, when a pause is needed, the participants can skip a session, go

out an get a breath of fresh air, restore their strength at the buffet, drink a

beer, and talk about Haydn and the BERLIN MARATHON.

All of that is allowed. That makes music fun, all day long and well into the


Kammermusiksaal der Philharmonie

Sunday, March 30, 2003, 11:00 a.m.

Members of the Berlin Philharmonics and Guests

Haydn Marathon

Single price for tickets: 21 Euro

March 11, 2003

Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1

D-10785 Berlin

Tel: (030) 254 88 – 254 ( 178 ( 253

Fax: (030) 261 48 87