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01.11.2004

RHYTHM IS IT! - even for QUEEN ELIZABETH II

The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra thought up a very special present for Queen Elizabeth II on her state visit to Germany and her reception in the Philharmonic Hall on the 3rd of November.

The RHYTHM IS IT! Soundtrack

Music from the Motion Picture

The Queen was given one of the first pressings of the soundtrack to RHYTHM IS IT! with film-music by Karim Sebastian Elias and the first performance of Igor Stravinskys 'THE RITE OF SPRING' by the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle. Also on the CD are to be heard the Berlin WICKEDS with the RHYTHM IS IT! title-song 'VERSTECK DICH NICHT / DON'T HIDE!' As a bonus it included Sir Simon's words to the orchestra during the first rehearsal of Sacré.

The soundtrack to RHYTHM IS IT! has been on sale as a CD since the 9th of November and as SACD (Hybrid) in 5.1 surround sound quality since the 15th of November. There is also a comprehensive booklet with many photos and texts like the words to 'VERSTECK DICH NICHT!'.

Even in the seventh week of being shown, the music-documentary film RHYTHM IS IT! by Thomas Grube and Enrique Sánchez Lansch is still thrilling cinema-goers throughout Germany. With more than 140,000 viewers, RHYTHM IS IT! is well on the way to becoming the year's most successful German documentary film.

Countless comments in the guest-book of the film's website give an impression of the its motivating and lasting effect on viewers. This is a hopeful and positive impulse in the current debate on education.

'RHYTHM IS IT! - Music from the Motion Picture'

playing time: 61 min., distributed by NAXOS