Sir Simon Rattle, London Symphony Orchestra

Berlioz, Kidane, Ravel, Sibelius, Bartók
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Sir Simon Rattle is always looking for intelligent connections, unexpected auditory experiences and enlightening moments. This certainly applies to this carefully balanced program of works, tailor-made like a well-fitting suit. A series of highly contrasting works are brought into dialogue, beginning with Berlioz' breakneck overture to Le Corsaire, followed by a work by composer Daniel Kidane commissioned by the LSO in 2022: Sun Poem. Also on the program: Ravel's skewed Viennese waltz La Valse, and the Concert Suite op. 19 from Bartók's Miraculous Mandarin. At the center of the program is Jean Sibelius' Seventh Symphony, which he himself described as a "symphonic fantasy", and which holds a special place in Rattle's heart – even if it is rarely performed on the concert circuit. 

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Hector Berlioz: Ouverture "Le Corsaire" Op. 21
  • Ouverture "Le Corsaire" Op. 21
Daniel Kidane: Sun Poem
  • Sun Poem
Maurice Ravel: "La Valse" Poème chorégraphique
  • "La Valse" Poème chorégraphique
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 Op. 105
  • Symphony No. 7 Op. 105
Béla Bartók: Concert Suite "The Miracolous Mandarin" Op. 19
  • Concert Suite "The Miraculous Mandarin" Op. 19
Interview with Sir Simon Rattle
  • Sir Simon Rattle about the program