Close encounters of a fire kind

The Berlin Philharmonic has a close encounter with fire. Some, but fortunately not too much, damage to the Philharmonie (above), so it wasn't the orchestra's darkest hour. But moving their concerts to alternative venues must bring dark memories. And close encounters with fire reminds me it happened not once but twice to the Philadelphia Orchestra. But the inferno at Britten's Snape Maltings was music's greatest tragedy and triumph.

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