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London

A masterwork of elegiac introspection from Isabelle Faust and Alban Berg

By , 14 January 2018
***11
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London

Entertaining resurrection of a Hollywood oddity by Rattle and the LSO

By , 13 January 2018
****1
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London

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

By , 11 January 2018
***11
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London

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

By , 16 December 2017
****1
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London

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

By , 13 December 2017
***11
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Hong Kong

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

By , 10 November 2017
**111
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Berlin

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

By , 12 October 2017
***11
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London

Supersized, superhuman Stravinsky from Rattle and the LSO

By , 21 September 2017
*****
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London

Rattle leads the LSO on a thrilling ride into the abyss

By , 19 September 2017
****1
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London

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

By , 14 September 2017
*****
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London

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

By , 19 August 2017
****1
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London

A pioneering spirit: Rattle’s imaginary journey through Haydn

By , 11 July 2017
****1
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London

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

By , 09 July 2017
**111
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Berlin

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

By , 14 June 2017
****1
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Berlin

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

By , 27 May 2017
***11
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Berlin

Grand designs: Rattle conducts Bruckner 8 at the Philharmonie

By , 05 May 2017
****1
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Berlin

The New American Gospel: John Adams in Berlin

By , 27 January 2017
****1
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London

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

By , 19 January 2017
*****
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London

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

By , 15 January 2017
*****
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New York City

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

By , 16 October 2016
****1
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New York City

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

By , 10 October 2016
****1
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New York City

Trelinski's passionless Tristan und Isolde opens Met season

By , 26 September 2016
***11
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London

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

By , 03 September 2016
*****
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London

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

By , 02 September 2016
*****
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London

Questions answered by Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO

By , 30 June 2016
****1
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London

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

By , 26 June 2016
****1
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London

OAE and Rattle recreate the Viennese sound-world of 1880

By , 22 April 2016
***11
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London

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

By , 17 April 2016
****1
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London

Moments of Bruckner greatness from Rattle and the LSO

By , 14 April 2016
***11
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Baden Baden

Ocean voyage of Tristan und Isolde in Baden-Baden

By , 28 March 2016
****1
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Baden Baden

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

By , 21 March 2016
*****
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London

Simon Rattle and the LSO apply French polish at the Barbican

By , 13 January 2016
****1
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London

Rattle and Sellars revisit Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande

By , 09 January 2016
****1
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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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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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Berlin

Exuberant playing as the Berliner Philharmoniker's Beethoven cycle begins

By , 03 October 2015
****1
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London

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

By , 11 September 2015
***11
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Sydney

Australians around the world unite with Simon Rattle at the helm

By , 31 July 2015
*****
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London

A revelation: Krystian Zimerman tackles Brahms with the LSO

By , 02 July 2015
*****
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Vienna

How do you approach Haydn’s symphonies? Simon Rattle divides and conquers

By , 26 May 2015
***11
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Vienna

Götterdämmerung as Chamber Opera in Vienna

By , 25 May 2015
*****
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Vienna

Stephen Gould triumphs as Siegfried in Vienna

By , 20 May 2015
****1
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Vienna

Tireless Herlitzius leads a memorable Walküre in Vienna

By , 17 May 2015
*****
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Vienna

Simon Rattle begins his Vienna Ring journey

By , 16 May 2015
****1
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Milan

Devastating Bruckner meets Janáček with the Berliner Philharmoniker's return to Milan

By , 02 May 2015
*****
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Berlin

Highway to Hell: La Damnation de Faust with the Berliner Philharmoniker

By , 10 April 2015
****1
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Amsterdam

Berliner Philharmoniker’s staggering Mahler Second at the Concertgebouw

By , 17 February 2015
****1
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London

Mahler to remember closes the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle's London residency

By , 15 February 2015
*****
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London

The Berliner Philharmoniker enthralls with Sibelius' last symphonies

By , 12 February 2015
****1
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London

Commitment to contrast: Rattle and the Berlin Philharmoniker continue their Sibelius cycle

By , 11 February 2015
****1
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