Deutsche Philharmonie Merck • TED@Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
"Part II. The Journey Through Time" / "Ruslan and Lyudmila"
Composed by its conductor, Ben Palmer in 2018, the Deutsche Philharmonie Merck performs "Part II. The Journey Through Time" to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. This is followed by a second piece by Mikhail Glinka, "Ruslan and Lyudmila," an overture based on a poem by Pushkin, providing a contemplative melody with toiling bravado, soaring strings and notes of inspiration — which one could imagine as the sounds of a working mind struck by brilliance.