The Berlin Phil played Shanghai Symphony at soccer. After 90 minutes…

November 14, 2017 by norman lebrecht


… yeah, the Germans always win….



A combined Berlin Phil and Dresden Staatskapelle XI beat the plucky Shanghai Symphony by 4-0.

The Berlin Phil’s principal clarinet Andreas Ottensamer scored a hat-trick.


Some of the Berlin players forgot their protective gear.

Comments (2)

  1. Thomasina says:

    The prince of clarinet is also a sportsman. (and I still mourn his father, the king of clarinet…)

  2. Tommy says:

    I am duty bound to report that they don’t always win. We beat them a couple of years ago in a match with our London orchestras 11 (indeed, a report appeared on this very blog!).

    To say we will never let them forget it would be an understatement…

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