Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle & Ian Bostridge

“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.

While Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony involves an inner journey, Britten’s “Nocturne” extends into a trance-like meditation on dreaming, the latter presented by acclaimed tenor Ian Bostridge, whose particular gift for lighting texts from within, and projecting so immediately their images, comes into its own arrestingly in the Nocturne”, stated the “Gramophone Magazine”.

Year of production:2011
Recording Date:1 September 2011
Production company:
Executive Producer:Paul Smaczny
Distribution TV:C Major Entertainment
Director:Michael Beyer