Simon Rattle

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LSO/Rattle review – transatlantic glitz and lithe elegance
Simon Rattle once again showed his affinity with Haydn before a distinct second half featuring a London premiere of John Adams and extrovert Gershwin works

Andrew Clements

13, Jun, 2022 @10:23 AM

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The week in classical: LSO/Rattle; Gianni Schicchi – review
Exile is the potent theme of a stirring performance of Julian Anderson’s new work. And Grange Park Opera put the glee in Puccini

Fiona Maddocks

15, Jan, 2022 @12:30 PM

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LSO/Rattle review – Kavakos brings brilliance and depth to Unsuk Chin’s violin concerto
Chin’s new work, receiving its world premiere, was brought to vivid life by Leonidas Kavakos and the London Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Clements

07, Jan, 2022 @11:56 AM

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LSO/Rattle review – a Brucknerian labour of love
Simon Rattle has become a very fine and authentic Brucknerian, as this fascinating concert – offering insights into the composer’s fourth symphony – revealed

Martin Kettle

20, Sep, 2021 @11:12 AM

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LSO/Rattle review – all-British opener of stories, sparkles, shadows and bagpipes
Julian Anderson’s Exiles – premiered incomplete – and Judith Weir’s Natural History were compelling, with Lucy Crowe an engaging soloist, and Peter Maxwell Davies’s Orkney Wedding was a magnificent close to this season launch

Flora Willson

13, Sep, 2021 @2:44 PM

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LSO/Rattle review – all-Stravinsky programme delights near capacity crowd
Three of his strange short symphonies made for a monochrome showcase of the Russian composer, but Simon Rattle and the LSO brought energy and coherence

Flora Willson

23, Aug, 2021 @11:21 AM

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The week in classical: LSO/Rattle; Ólafsson, Philharmonia/Järvi; Waterperry opera festival
Simon Rattle’s young East London Academy players finally take to the stage, while Víkingur Ólafsson makes his Proms debut

Fiona Maddocks

21, Aug, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Simon Rattle: I always avoided ‘jingoistic’ Last Night of the Proms
Conductor admits elements of event known for its flag-waving and patriotic anthems made him uneasy

Lanre Bakare

26, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Beethoven: The Piano Concertos: Zimerman/LSO/Rattle | Classical album of the week
Rattle conducts Zimerman and a socially distanced London Symphony Orchestra in recordings of clarity and beauty

Andrew Clements

15, Jul, 2021 @5:19 PM

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Edinburgh international festival returns with music-heavy lineup
With theatre and dance scaled back, music dominates, including concerts from Simon Rattle, Damon Albarn, Nicola Benedetti and Laura Mvula

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Jun, 2021 @11:28 AM

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LSO/Rattle review – a spine-tingling reminder of the live sounds we have missed
Back in the Barbican before a live audience, Simon Rattle and the LSO chose a celebratory programme of Britten and Dvořák, interspersed with Fauré’s more reflective Pelléas et Mélisande Suite

Martin Kettle

19, May, 2021 @11:16 AM

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‘We need joy … and an audience’: The return of Simon Rattle and the LSO
Sir Simon and London Symphony Orchestra players tell a rehearsal audience of one what this week’s first live concert in a year means to them

Ed Vulliamy

16, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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