Berlin Philharmonic Wobblers
June 18, 2005
it is rare among orchestras, the Berlin Philharmonic encourages its members to
move when they play – by that is meant swaying around in their chairs.
It is rumored that you can’t pass your trial period there if you don’t
wobble enough. They stress that it
is important for the members to show enthusiasm.
New members are judged by whether or not they are “Begeisterungsfähig”
which roughly translates as “capable of being enthused.”