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World’s Largest Orchestra, With More Than 7,500 Players, Performs In Germany

Jul 12, 2016

 Posted: Jul. 12, 2016 6:15 am

this is what it sounded like

The world has its largest orchestra: here's the record-breaking symphonic cacophony from the Commerzbank Arena stadium in Frankfurt.

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World's biggest orchestra Frankfurt

On Saturday, 7,548  musicians assembled in a Frankfurt sports stadium to smash the world record for largest musical ensemble.

The mastermind of the event, trumpeter Jens Illemann said, "we wanted to show how music can connect people, and how important it is for Germany." 

The orchestra performed the 9th symphonies of Dvorak andBeethoven, as well as lighter numbers by Andrew Lloyd Webber and pop music composer John Miles.

And here's what it sounded like: 


Read more at http://www.classicfm.com/composers/dvorak/news/biggest-orchestra-world-record/#iWO3qcKMlAjGPS1e.99