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Sir Simon Rattle © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Something special in the air: Rattle and the LSO in energetic Sibelius 5

By , 19 September 2018
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Allan Clayton, Elizabeth Watts, Simon Rattle, Alice Coote and the LSO © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

The Bohemians and Britten: Simon Rattle and the LSO launch their season

By , 18 September 2018
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Magdalena Kožená in L'Enfant et les sortilèges © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 48: Rattle and the LSO play Ravel

By , 18 August 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle rehearsing with the LSO © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

Rattle and the LSO make their Edinburgh Festival debut together

By , 10 August 2018
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Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Simon Rattle's farewell Mahler 6 at the Philharmonie

By , 19 June 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle © Monika Rittershaus
London

The Berliner Philharmoniker hits the heights of rapture with Brahms 1

By , 31 May 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker © Monika Rittershaus
London

Berlin Philharmonic serves tapas starter and monumental main

By , 30 May 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig
Zürich

A polyphonic paradise: Mahler’s Ninth Symphony at the Tonhalle Maag

By , 27 April 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle © Johann Sebastian Hanel
London

Musical endgames with Rattle and the LSO

By , 22 April 2018
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Nina Stemme, Simon Rattle, Stuart Skelton and the Berlin Philharmonic © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

An unforgettable Parsifal from Rattle, the Berlin Phil and a world-beating cast

By , 06 April 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle © Johann Sebastian Hanel
Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker redefine Shake, Rattle & Roll in Baden-Baden

By , 25 March 2018
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Ruxandra Donose (Kundry) © Monika Rittershaus
Baden-Baden

Dieter Dorn’s Parsifal in Baden-Baden brings the full Monty to Monsalvat

By , 24 March 2018
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Isabelle Faust © Molina Visuals
London

A masterwork of elegiac introspection from Isabelle Faust and Alban Berg

By , 14 January 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle © Mark Allan/Barbican/LSO
London

Entertaining resurrection of a Hollywood oddity by Rattle and the LSO

By , 13 January 2018
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Magdalena Kožená © Oleg Rostovtsev
London

From Rameau to Mahler: Rattle and Kožená entertain in wide-ranging LSO programme

By , 11 January 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

Big city alienation and love in the LSO's Bernstein 100 season

By , 16 December 2017
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Christian Gerhaher © Jim Rakete | Sony Classical
London

Rattle brings out the LSO's brilliance in Das Lied von der Erde

By , 13 December 2017
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Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic © LCSD
Hong Kong

Mixed performances from Simon Rattle and the Berlin Phil in Hong Kong

By , 10 November 2017
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Lucy Crowe (Vixen) and Gerald Finley (Forester) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Blurred lines: Peter Sellars' half-baked semi-staging mars a fine performance of The Cunning Little Vixen

By , 12 October 2017
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Sir Simon Rattle conducts the LSO © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

Supersized, superhuman Stravinsky from Rattle and the LSO

By , 21 September 2017
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Bryan Hymel and Sir Simon Rattle © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

Rattle leads the LSO on a thrilling ride into the abyss

By , 19 September 2017
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Sir Simon Rattle © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

This is Rattle: music from past and present transfigured and made radical

By , 14 September 2017
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Karen Cargill and the LSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 46: Rattle's Gurrelieder an irresistible force to move the hardest of hearts

By , 19 August 2017
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Sir Simon Rattle © Sebastian Hanel
London

A pioneering spirit: Rattle’s imaginary journey through Haydn

By , 11 July 2017
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A Trip to the Moon by Andrew Norman © Tim Whitby | Getty Images for the London Symphony Orchestra
London

Reluctantly grounded, A Trip to the Moon misses its lift-off

By , 09 July 2017
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Eva-Maria Westbroek (Kát'a Kabanová) © Bernd Uhlig (2014)
Berlin

Cold discomfort: Andrea Breth's uncompromising Kát'a Kabanová at the Staatsoper

By , 14 June 2017
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Charles Castronovo (Faust), Magdalena Kožená (Marguerite) and Florian Boesch (Méphistophélès) © Matthias Baus
Berlin

The Third Reich Show: Terry Gilliam's Damnation de Faust reaches the Staatsoper

By , 27 May 2017
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Sir Simon Rattle © Monika Ritterhaus
Berlin

Grand designs: Rattle conducts Bruckner 8 at the Philharmonie

By , 05 May 2017
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John Adams © Christine Alicino
Berlin

The New American Gospel: John Adams in Berlin

By , 27 January 2017
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Sir Simon Rattle © Sebastian Hanel
London

Hope and despair: Rattle transcends in Mahler 6 and Turnage première

By , 19 January 2017
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Pavlo Hunka (the Nekrotzar) and Peter Hoare (Piet the Pot) © John Phillips | Getty Images
London

Le Grand Macabre at the Barbican: surreal, madcap, touching the sublime

By , 15 January 2017
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Mark Padmore © Marco Borggreve
New York City

Zender's Winterreise from Mark Padmore, Sir Simon Rattle and Ensemble Connect

By , 16 October 2016
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Sir Simon Rattle at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
New York City

Rattle and the Philadelphians offer a powerful and subtle Mahler Six at Carnegie Hall

By , 10 October 2016
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Stuart Skelton (Tristan) and Nina Stemme (Isolde) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Trelinski's passionless Tristan und Isolde opens Met season

By , 26 September 2016
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Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 66: Revelatory and exhilarating Brahms and Dvořák from the Berlin Phil

By , 03 September 2016
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Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 64: Rattle and the BPO find beauty in Boulez and magic in Mahler

By , 02 September 2016
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Krystian Zimerman © Hiromichi Yamamoto | DG
London

Questions answered by Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO

By , 30 June 2016
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Katherine Broderick (Mother) and Sebastian Exall (Magnus) © Mary Turner | Getty Images for the London Symphony Orchestra
London

The Hogboon: Peter Maxwell Davies' thrilling last work premiered at the Barbican

By , 26 June 2016
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Sir Simon Rattle © Johann Sebastian Hanel
London

OAE and Rattle recreate the Viennese sound-world of 1880

By , 22 April 2016
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Sir Simon Rattle © Simon Fowler
London

London Symphony Chorus turns 50: precision and flair in Haydn's Seasons

By , 17 April 2016
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Sir Simon Rattle © London Symphony Orchestra 2012
London

Moments of Bruckner greatness from Rattle and the LSO

By , 14 April 2016
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Stuart Skelton (Tristan) and Eva-Maria Westbroek (Isolde) © Monika Rittershaus
Baden-Baden

Ocean voyage of Tristan und Isolde in Baden-Baden

By , 28 March 2016
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Sir Simon Rattle © Monika Rittershaus
Baden-Baden

“Alle Menschen werden Brüder”: Sir Simon Rattle at Baden-Baden's Easter Festival

By , 21 March 2016
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Julia Bullock © Christian Steiner
London

Simon Rattle and the LSO apply French polish at the Barbican

By , 13 January 2016
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Magdalena Kožená (Mélisande) © Tristram Kenton
London

Rattle and Sellars revisit Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande

By , 09 January 2016
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The Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle earlier in their cycle © Rob Davidson
New York City

Maestro Rattle cooks up a fresh Ninth with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Westminster at Carnegie Hall

By , 21 November 2015
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Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker at Carnegie Hall © Rob Davidson
New York City

Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker in superb performances of Beethoven 2 and 5

By , 18 November 2015
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Sir Simon Rattle © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Exuberant playing as the Berliner Philharmoniker's Beethoven cycle begins

By , 03 October 2015
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Magdalena Kožená © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 75: Beauty trumps drama in Rattle and the Vienna Phil's Gerontius

By , 11 September 2015
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Magdalena Kožená © Mathias Bothor | DG
Sydney

Australians around the world unite with Simon Rattle at the helm

By , 31 July 2015
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