Simon Rattle

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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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‘Help us or LSO fails’: Sir Simon Rattle’s plea over Covid and Brexit
As the orchestra prepares to welcome back live audiences, the conductor urges ministers to act on new touring rules in Europe

Ed Vulliamy

16, May, 2021 @6:00 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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Jane Manning obituary
Singer who championed new music for half a century, giving many premieres with technical precision and dramatic flair

Barry Millington

04, Apr, 2021 @12:44 PM

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Bavarian Radio SO/Rattle review – future team put new music front and centre
Rattle gave a glimpse of what may come when he takes the helm in Munich, with these two striking concerts, although Adámek’s new Where Are You disappointed

Andrew Clements

08, Mar, 2021 @10:02 AM

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