German orchestra releases Covid heroes symphony

German orchestra releases Covid heroes symphony


norman lebrecht

February 05, 2021

The Göttinger Symphony Orchestra in Lower Saxony has filmed a Heroes symphony, studded with images of local Covid saviours.

The conductor is Nicholas Milton.



  • RW2013 says:

    I bet Maestro Milton thought he was meant for higher things when he signed this contract.

  • Elizabeth Owen says:

    There’s a very touching article by a doctor in todays Guardian telling how terrible and exhausting it has been for all hospital staff and how appalling it is when morons attack her and all medics verbally and on social media claiming that there is no such thing as Covid 19 and that all hospitals are empty.

    • Peter Phillips says:

      The doctor is Rachel Clarke who works in a NHS general hospital. She was the guest in Private Passions on Radio 3 last Sunday (January 31). It was compulsive listening.

  • V.Lind says:

    How cute. A pops concert. Is it all John Williams? I ducked out after a few minutes of Superman.

    • John Borstlap says:

      I found it also unlistenable and cut it after a minute. ‘Mit guten Absichten aber infantil peinlich.’ For children however, it must be very attractive.

  • JussiB says:

    I wonder why they always use classical music and symphony orchestras/choruses in today’s Hollywood films. Most moviegoers pay no attention to the soundtrack other than big explosions and ‘scare’ sound effects.

  • Gustavo says:

    I like those Latex-fingers going into the doctor’s eyes during Da Vinci Code.