Frank-Walter Steinmeier threw open his foreign ministry yesterday to the Deutsches Sinfonie Orchester Berlin and 400 amateur musicians, aged seven to 82.
They played through sections of Beethoven’s ninth with the helpful pros. At one stage, mounting the podium, it looked like the Foreign Minister was about to grab the baton from conductor Manuel Nawri and change the tempo.
But he proved too diplomatic for that.
Watch news report here.