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From the Ruins of War, a Unique German-British Radio Orchestra Was Formed, Seventy-Five Years Ago

From the Ruins of War, a Unique German-British Radio Orchestra Was Formed, Seventy-Five Years Ago

On BBC History, Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wagner describes in a blog article the genesis of the orchestra that is now known as the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra. Founded 75 years ago amidst the ruins of post-war Hamburg, it is an inspiring symbol of close cooperation and joint development with the British occupation authorities and a team of BBC staff after the horrors of the Second World War.

You can read the entire article here

Abstract
Visitors to Hamburg cannot help but be impressed by the magnificent Elbphilharmonie concert hall situated on the banks of the river Elbe. Referred to affectionally as the ‘Elphi’ by locals, this landmark building opened its doors in 2017. However, the Elphi’s resident ensemble, the now called NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, has a rich history dating back seventy-five years. Established amongst the ruins of post-war Hamburg, it is an inspiring symbol of the close collaboration and co-development with the British occupying authorities and a team of BBC staff following the horrors of World War Two.

Wagner, H.-U. (2020): From the Ruins of War, a Unique German-British Radio Orchestra Was Formed, Seventy-Five Years Ago. In: ‘History of the BBC’, (25 June 2020).

From the Ruins of War, a Unique German-British Radio Orchestra Was Formed, Seventy-Five Years Ago

On BBC History, Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wagner describes in a blog article the genesis of the orchestra that is now known as the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra. Founded 75 years ago amidst the ruins of post-war Hamburg, it is an inspiring symbol of close cooperation and joint development with the British occupation authorities and a team of BBC staff after the horrors of the Second World War.

You can read the entire article here

Abstract
Visitors to Hamburg cannot help but be impressed by the magnificent Elbphilharmonie concert hall situated on the banks of the river Elbe. Referred to affectionally as the ‘Elphi’ by locals, this landmark building opened its doors in 2017. However, the Elphi’s resident ensemble, the now called NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, has a rich history dating back seventy-five years. Established amongst the ruins of post-war Hamburg, it is an inspiring symbol of the close collaboration and co-development with the British occupying authorities and a team of BBC staff following the horrors of World War Two.

Wagner, H.-U. (2020): From the Ruins of War, a Unique German-British Radio Orchestra Was Formed, Seventy-Five Years Ago. In: ‘History of the BBC’, (25 June 2020).

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