It was a farewell and the end of an era: Sir Simon Rattle was in Lucerne as principal conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker one final time this summer. Together, they evoked the original state of the world with a performance of Haydn’s Schöpfung. It was a finale that touched upon life through music – thereby proving once again the distinctiveness and the outstanding standard of the artistic cosmos of Rattle and his orchestra. Earlier in the program, they played “ein kleines symphonisches Gedicht” by Georg Friedrich Haas, who was “composer-in-residence” of the Lucerne Festival in 2011.
Since 2010, Accentus Music has been in Switzerland together with the Lucerne Festival to document the highlights of Rattle and the Philharmoniker with audiovisual recordings.
“Rattle highlights the story of the creation with a great sense of detail” NZZ
“The Berliners made the magical pianissimo, which became a trademark of the festival orchestra under Abbado, a true event this year.” Luzerner Zeitung
Photo credit: Peter Fischli/Lucerne Festival
|Choir:||Berlin Radio Choir|
|Venue:||Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern|
|Directed by:||Ute Feudel|
|In Association with:||3SAT|