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Videos "What are you playing?"

Searching for sound and traces with Susanne Rohrer

In the video series "What are you playing?", Members of the Munich radio orchestra tell Bayern 1 presenter Susanne Rohrer some interesting facts about her instruments and her everyday life in the orchestra. The strings, wood and brass instruments, percussion and harp are presented one after the other. In order to be able to compare the instruments and their sounds, all musicians play the "Ode to Joy" by Ludwig van Beethoven.

You can download the “Ode to Joy” by Ludwig van Beethoven to play for yourself.

“WHAT ARE YOU PLAYING?” - the violin

Doren Dinglinger is a violinist in the Munich Radio Orchestra and presents her instrument with all its facets in conversation with Susanne Rohrer.


“WHAT ARE YOU PLAYING?” - the bassoon

Susanne Rohrer meets the two bassoonists of the Munich Radio Orchestra, Till Heine and Kaspar Reh. In this interview, they tell you why they are not only musicians but also craftsmen.


“WHAT ARE YOU PLAYING?” - the harp

Multi-string - that definitely applies to the harp. She is played by Uta Jungwirth in the Munich Radio Orchestra. Susanne Rohrer discovers this special instrument with her.


“WHAT ARE YOU PLAYING?” - the trumpet

Did Makio Bachauer want to become a trumpeter as a child? He talks to Susanne Rohrer about this and much more.


“WHAT ARE YOU PLAYING?” - the horn

Marc Ostertag has accompanied the horn from an early age. Today he is a member of the Munich Radio Orchestra and will answer questions from Susanne Rohrer.


“WHAT ARE YOU PLAYING?” - the flute

What the flute has to do with a bottle and how different it can sound is shown by Alexandra Muhr from the Münchner Rundfunkorchester in a dialogue with Susanne Rohrer.


“WHAT ARE YOU PLAYING?” - the double bass

Martin Schöne plays the largest instrument in the string family in the Munich Radio Orchestra: the double bass. With Susanne Rohrer he shows, among other things, the versatility of the instrument.


“WHAT ARE YOU PLAYING?” - the striking mechanism

Andreas Moser and Christian Obermaier don't just bang the drum with the Munich Radio Orchestra. They show Susanne Rohrer how much more the world of percussion instruments has to offer.


“WHAT ARE YOU PLAYING?” - the clarinet

The clarinet is best known as the “cat” in Prokofiev's “Peter and the Wolf”. Eberhard Knobloch, principal clarinetist of the Munich Radio Orchestra, will answer questions from Susanne Rohrer about his instrument.


“What are you playing?” - the cello

Rabia Aydin is a member of the cello section of the Munich Radio Orchestra. She tells Susanne Rohrer what makes her instrument so special.


"What are you playing?" - The trombone

Markus Blecher is responsible for the low notes in the Munich Radio Orchestra and shows Susanne Rohrer, among other things, the role that the arms and lips play in this.


"What are you playing?" - The oboe

Jürgen Evers and Florian Adam play oboe and cor anglais in the Munich Radio Orchestra. In an interview with Susanne Rohrer, they tell, among other things, how they came into contact with their special instrument for the first time.


“What are you playing?” - the viola

Susanne Rohrer elicits secrets from Malgorzata Stefaniak from her everyday life as a violist with the Munich Radio Orchestra.