Cellist Daniel Müller-Schott performed Bach at the Brandenberg Gate in celebration of German reunification, echoing the performance of his late teacher, Mstislav Rostropovich, who performed the same works in front of the Berlin wall in November 1989.

Daniel Müller-Schott writes: ‘Playing Bach for about 500,000 people at the Brandenburg Gate was a tremendous honour and joy – another reminder, that the fall of the Wall and the liberation from it should always be seen in our consciousness as a by no means self-evident state of society.

‘We can only be grateful for the democratic development in the past 30 years. I was also honoring my teacher, the great Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who came to play exactly those pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach right at the Berlin wall back in November 1989. Thank you, dear Slava!’

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