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Berliner Philharmoniker at LUCERNE FESTIVAL 2015 – Mozart & Haydn

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At this summer’s LUCERNE FESTIVAL, Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker presented a new Haydn symphony that never existed before: Rattle gathered together ten of the most original and avant-garde-like instrumental movements by Joseph Haydn to fashion a Symphonie imaginaire. In addition to this astonishing Haydn Pasticcio, Rattle conducted Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola and orchestra, soloists were Daishin Kashimoto (violin) and Amihai Grosz (viola). more

Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff – Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle

Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle -- Moving to Modern Times: Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff

In 2014, the Berliner Philharmoniker under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle completed their cycle “Moving to Modern Times” with Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird which the composer set to gorgeous, scintillatingly colorful ballet music in 1909-10. Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker paired this lush score of orientalizing lyricism with another masterpiece of Russian late Romanticism: Sergei Rachmaninoff’s rousing Symphonic Dances, which likewise escorts us into a magical realm of fantasy.

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Moving to Modern Times – Simon Rattle & Berliner Philharmoniker

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At the Lucerne Festival 2012, Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker continued their cycle: “Moving to Modern Times”. The evening started off with György Ligeti’s “Atmosphères” fading into Richard Wagner’s Overture to Lohengrin. Jean Sibelius’ 4th Symphony followed and the audience then enjoyed Claude Debussy’s “Jeux” and Maurice Ravel’s “Daphnis et Chloé”. more

Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle & Ian Bostridge

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“Night” was the motto of Lucerne Summer Festival 2011. Accordingly, the Berliner Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle explored in their Lucerne series “Moving to Modern Times” the phenomenon of the night by pairing up in an outstanding concert the late romantic Anton Bruckner with England’s greatest modern composer, Benjamin Britten. more