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Performer: Sir Simon Rattle

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LondonBach's St John Passion

© Sebastian Hanel
Bach: St John Passion, BWV245
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Sir Simon Rattle; Peter Sellars; Camilla Tilling; Christine Rice; Mark Padmore

HamburgBach Johannespassion

Bach Johannespassion
Bach: St John Passion, BWV245
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Sir Simon Rattle; Camilla Tilling; Magdalena Kožená; Andrew Staples; Mark Padmore

Frankfurt am MainBach Johannespassion

Bach Johannespassion
Bach: St John Passion, BWV245
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Sir Simon Rattle; Camilla Tilling; Magdalena Kožená; Andrew Staples; Mark Padmore

LondonBirtwistle Première

Birtwistle, Adams
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle

LondonBerlioz 150: Symphonie fantastique

Adams, Berlioz
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle
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Dancing to disaster with Rattle and the LSO

Daniil Trifonov, Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO © Doug Peters
The LSO saved their best till last, for La Valse was superb in both sensuous atmosphere and devastating execution.
****1
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Big boned Bartók and Bruckner from Rattle and the LSO

Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig

Rattle and the LSO clearly had great things in mind, as they played with characteristic polish and richness, with the Adagio of Bruckner’s Sixth a thing to admire.

***11
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Diamonds in the snow: Rattle, Hannigan and the LSO

Barbara Hannigan © Raphael Brand
Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO kick off the New Year by showcasing a contemporary vocal masterpiece (with Barbara Hannigan as soloist) together with two symphonies by Nordic composers.
****1
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Humanity, warmth, and excitement in a folk music-inspired programme

Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve
Playing works inspired by folk tunes from Romania, Hungary, France, Spain and England, Rattle pulled off a convincing performance, with Kavakos producing a strong Brahms concerto.
***11
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Rattle and the LSO on toe-tapping form

Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig
Dance, jazz and Latin rhythms were all present in this programme, which rolled back the years to Rattle's early years. 
*****
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