Beethoven, Bonn & Gummi Bears

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Deutsche Welle sponsors the Beethovenfest in Bonn every autumn so off to Bonn we went! I didn’t know much about Bonn except that it used to be the capital of Germany and that Ludwig van Beethoven was born there. But Bonn is also famous for the fact that it is the home of Gummibears! My first thought was how many Gummibears could we fit into my horn bell…you’ll see the result of that bright idea in this episode.

I really enjoyed listening to and seeing old friends in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and as always, it’s a great pleasure to talk to Andris Nelsons. As an ex-trumpet player, his Horn Challenge was pretty impressive but what you don’t see in the Challenge is that he was having so much fun that he wouldn’t give the horn back…

Gummi Bears, anyone?