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Simon Rattle decries Brexit as he applies for German citizenship

Conductor laments impact on UK musicians’ careers and describes application as ‘absolute necessity’The conductor Simon Rattle, who announced this week that he was cutting short his tenure at Britain’s leading orchestra to return to Germany, has applied for German citizenship after Brexit.The Liverpool-born musician lamented the barriers thrown up by Britain’s departure from the European Union to the careers of young musicians who had grown used to performing freely to the continent’s music-hungr...
Tags: Europe, Music, Politics, UK, Germany, European Union, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Liverpool, Classical Music, Brexit, Simon Rattle

Is Simon Rattle’s Departure From London A Sign Of Things To Come Post-Brexit?

Although glamorous plans were unveiled in 2019 , the new hall is looking more and more like a fantasy. And now it is losing Rattle, its champion: it’s a kick in the teeth for London, a negation of that proud homecoming. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, London, Simon Rattle, 01.12.21

Simon Rattle extends contract at London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor will remain in role until 2023 and then lead Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in MunichSir Simon Rattle has extended his contract at the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) until 2023, after which he will become chief conductor of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich.Rattle said his reasons for accepting the Munich job were “entirely personal, enabling me to better manage the balance of my work and be close enough to home to be present for my children in a meaningful way”. Cont...
Tags: Europe, Music, London, Germany, UK News, World news, Culture, Munich, Classical Music, Opera, London Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, MunichSir Simon Rattle, London Symphony Orchestra LSO, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich Rattle

Sir Simon Rattle will leave the LSO for Munich

The musician's departure is considered a blow for Britain's classical music scene.
Tags: News, Munich, Britain, Simon Rattle, LSO

Simon Rattle: Pandemic Is Forcing Many Musicians Out

“My worry is that so many musicians will be forced to leave the profession that we will not be able to return to anything like the cultural life that we enjoyed previously. And that this exodus is happening right now, and that it will not be noticed until it is too late,” said Rattle. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, Simon Rattle, 10.23.20

Bail out our musicians or risk losing them for ever, say classical music stars

Conductor Sir Simon Rattle and violinist Tamsin Little are among those warning that struggling artists will be forced to give upLeading figures in classical music say many highly-trained orchestral musicians are giving up on music as they face homelessness and hunger this autumn. Speaking to the Observer this weekend, the internationally renowned conductor Sir Simon Rattle warned that an “exodus is happening right now”, while top English soloists the violinist Tamsin Little and the pianist Steph...
Tags: Music, UK News, Bbc, Culture, Classical Music, Radio 3, London Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle, Southbank Centre, Stephen Hough, Wigmore Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Tamsin Little

Lucy Crowe and Allan Clayton join Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO at St Luke's

The London Symphony Orchestra opened their Autumn 2020 season with a homage to Oliver Knussen, who died at the age of 66 in July 2018. The programme traced a national musical lineage through the twentieth century, from Britten to Knussen, on to Mark-Anthony Turnage, and entwining the LSO and Rattle too.
Tags: Religion, London Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle, Britten, St Luke, LSO, Mark Anthony Turnage, Allan Clayton, Lucy Crowe, Oliver Knussen, Knussen

Lezhneva/BPO/Fischer - Mozart and Haydn, 4 October 2019

Philharmonie   Mozart: Symphony no.36 in C major, KV 425, ‘Linz’ Haydn: Berenice, che fai? Hob. XXVIa:10 Mozart: Concert aria: ‘Ch’io mi scordi di te’ – ‘Non temer amato bene’, KV 505 Haydn: Symphony no.104 in D major, ‘London’ Julia Lezhneva (soprano) Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Ádám Fischer (conductor, piano)   When Sir Colin Davis returned to the LSO in the mid-1990s, he gave an interview in which he said that, as for most British orchestras, what was reall...
Tags: London, Berlin, Religion, Vienna, Davis, Beethoven, Salzburg, Mozart, Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, Fischer, Wagner, Haydn, Berenice, Handel, LSO

LSO/Hannigan - Ligeti, Haydn. Berg, and Gershwin, 17 March 2019

Barbican Hall Ligeti: Concert Românesc Haydn: Symphony no.86 in D major Berg: Lulu Suite Gershwin, arr. Barbara Hannigan and Bill Elliott: Girl Crazy : Suite London Symphony Orchestra Barbara Hannigan (soprano, conductor) I first heard Barbara Hannigan in 2008. She was singing songs by Berg and Webern with Pierre Boulez and immediately made a great impression. Since then, she has been one of those artists I should make an extra effort to hear; not...
Tags: Religion, Lulu, Mozart, Simon Rattle, Pierre Boulez, Gershwin, Haydn, Leonard Bernstein, LSO, Schoenberg, Berg, Ligeti, Engel, Bill Elliott, Mark Berry, Hannigan

Trifonov/LSO/Rattle - Rameau, Ravel, Poulenc, and Jolas, 17 February 2019

Barbican Hall Rameau: Les Indes galantes : Suite Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major Betsy Jolas: A Little Summer Suite Poulenc: Les Biches : Suite Ravel: La Valse Daniil Trifonov (piano) London Symphony Orchestra Simon Rattle (conductor) An evening of French delights from Simon Rattle and the LSO? Certainly, even if some – not necessarily those one might have expected – delighted more than others. First among not-quite-equals stood...
Tags: France, Berlin, Religion, Munich, Jeux, Simon Rattle, Harp, Bach, Boulez, Haydn, Stravinsky, Debussy, Ravel, LSO, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov

Could Daniel Harding Finally Hit It Big In The US?

The English conductor, who started out as a wunderkind protégé of Simon Rattle in Birmingham, has a solid career in Europe, but he had a difficult time when he debuted with the big American orchestras in the ’00s. Now 43, he’s in the States leading the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra on its tour. Can he find success here? Zachary Woolfe talks to Harding, and to such observers as Rattle and Deborah Borda. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, US, States, Birmingham, Simon Rattle, Harding, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Daniel Harding, Deborah Borda, ZACHARY WOOLFE, 02.13.19

Proposed New London Concert Hall Makes A Bold Statement

The £288 million it will cost will all come from private donations, and the hall’s backers know critics will say now is not the time for such an expensive building. “Now is never the time to do anything new,” said Sir Simon Rattle, the LSO’s music director and public face of the project. “This is not something that we are trying to do with public money, this is something we are attempting to do ourselves and we are trying to make a difference.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, Simon Rattle, LSO, 01.21.19

'Truly great' plans unveiled for new London concert hall

Renowned British conductor Simon Rattle on Monday unveiled ambitious designs for a new £288 million ($370 million, 326 million euros) concert hall in the heart of London. The London Symphony Orchestra music director said it was "wonderful" to finally present the plans for a new hall. "The idea that there can be a new cultural centre in London... is very exciting," he said.
Tags: Science, London, London Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle

First designs revealed for new £288m London concert hall

Cost of 2,000-seat ‘centre of music’ would have to be raised from private donations A new London concert hall, which its supporters believe would be as transformative for classical music as Tate Modern was for the visual arts, has been budgeted at £288m.The cost and first designs for the “centre for music” on the site of the Museum of London were unveiled on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, London, UK News, Culture, Architecture, Classical Music, London Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle

The 61st GRAMMY Awards nominations 2019 – Complete list

The nominations for the 61st GRAMMY Awards are here revealing what has been shortlisted as the best in music and legacy music for 2019. Here are all of the nominations for each category of the famed award ceremony. GENERAL FIELD 1. Record Of The Year Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist. I LIKE IT Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin Invincible, JWhiteDidIt, Craig Kallman & Tainy, producers; Leslie B...
Tags: Featured, 2019, Awards Ceremony, Grammy, Grammy Awards, Grammy's, Music, Nominations, Nominees, Recording Academy, Shows

Devotion to a Personal Vision—Remembering George Walker (1922-2018)

Frank Schramm’s 2017 documentary Discovering George Walker launch gallery Nineteen seconds of silence are suddenly broken by timpani drums and a dissonant brass fanfare.  Like the majesty of Aaron Copland’s Common Man, but with a trenchant angularity which conjures perhaps a different Americana than Copland could have envisioned.  Now envisioned through the eyes of my father, the son of a West Indian immigrant, the grandson of a slave. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine e...
Tags: New York, Washington, France, Religion, America, Paris, Lodi, Jamaica, Macbeth, Memorials, Verdi, Temple University, Simon Rattle, Ian, Scarlatti, George Gershwin

2019 Grammy Awards: Complete list of nominations

Here is a complete list of nominations announced today for the 61st Grammy Awards, which will be presented at Staples Center Feb. 10, 2019: Record of the Year “I Like It,” Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin“The Joke,” Brandi Carlile“This Is America,” Childish Gambino“God’s Plan,” Drake“Shallow,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper“All the Stars,” Kendrick Lamar & SZA“Rockstar,” Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage“The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey MAIN STORY: Kendrick Lamar is top nominee as women make a Gr...
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Simon Rattle’s Seven Pieces Of Advice For Every Young Musician

4. Being an amazing musician doesn’t make you an amazing grown-up. (There are important aspects of adulting he didn’t learn in time.) 5. Even world-famous musicians have identity crises. (He once tried going an entire year without listening to any music.) 6. The bonds you make with fellow musicians will be intense. (This would be why he keeps marrying his singers.) — BBC
Tags: Art, Music, Simon Rattle, 11.30.18

Sergio Mims: Wayne Marshall leaving WDR Radio House Orchestra in Summer 2020

Wayne Marshall Sergio A. Mims writes: Wayne Marshall wants to dedicate himself more intensively to his international career after six years as Chief Conductor of the WDR Radio House Orchestra from the summer of 2020 onwards.  Under his direction, the entertainment orchestra discovered the dazzling works of Gershwin and Bernstein in a new way.  His unique interpretations and Marshall's grandiose improvisational skills thrilled audiences in NRW and Germ...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Berlin, Religion, Beijing, Vienna, Paris, Manchester, Florence, Oldham, Marshall, Simon Rattle, Bernstein, Royal College of Music, Gershwin, Valletta Malta

Coming together side by side: avocational musicians performing with professionals

“It’s such a big deal for non-pros to come in and play with the orchestra, throwing themselves into the ‘deep end.’ Our orchestra musicians are respectful and supportive of them,” says Larissa Agosti, who coordinates the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s Rusty Musicians and B-Sides programs, which let avocational musicians perform side-by-side with this Canadian orchestra’s pros.Avocational musicians can use some encouragement, according to the more than 300 non-pros interviewed for the book Making ...
Tags: Books, Music, UK, Featured, Washington, Berlin, Orange County, Edmonton, Simon Rattle, Orchestra, Levinson, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop, DSO, BSO, Baltimore Symphony

Hardenberger/Gewandhaus/Nelsons - Zimmermann and Mahler, 8 October 2018

Royal Festival Hall Zimmermann: Trumpet Concerto, ‘Nobody knows de trouble I see’ Mahler: Symphony no.5 Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet) Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Andris Nelsons (conductor) Images: Southbank Centre/Mark Allan One can only be grateful for the performances that Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s centenary year has occasioned. This was my second hearing this year of his Trumpet Concerto, ‘Nobody knows de trouble I see’, the first also havin...
Tags: Religion, Vienna, Theresa May, Ed Miliband, Simon Rattle, Pierre Boulez, Daniel Barenboim, Thomas Beecham, Bach, Zimmermann, Mahler, Barenboim, Leonard Bernstein, Shostakovich, Andris Nelsons, Southbank

Looking like the outside world

Simon Rattle recently asked, “Why do our groups of classical musicians not look like London looks, and what can we do about it?” This sounds like a great goal. But what’s harder to imagine is how we’d get there.
Tags: Art, London, Ajblogs, Simon Rattle, 10.02.18

Mammoth Beat Organ is a giant crazy mechanical music machine

What if music were made mechanically, with giant wheels and bellows and valves? The Mammoth Beat Organ makes that happen, using parts from toilets, a hearse, and a treadmill. Yes, it has balloons connected by tubes and something called a “wind sequencer” with pegs and … it sounds like a calliope that’s gone a bit mental. And it comes with roll-on “modules” so you can add different layers of sound (like mechanically played drums). Watch: It’s the Dunning Underwood Mammoth Beat Organ, the cre...
Tags: Music, UK, Hardware, Diy, Tech, Sculpture, Stories, Graham, Mechanical, Oddities, Awesomeness, Music Tech, Simon Rattle, Underwood, Kinetic, Sam Underwood

La Tragédie de Carmen, Pop-up Opera, 25 September 2018

Asylum Chapel, Peckham Carmen (Chloe Latchmore)Images: Ugo Soffientini Carmen – Chloe Latchmore Don José – Satriya Krisna Micaëla – Alice Privett Escamillo – James Corrigan   John Wilkie (director) Anna Bonomelli (designs) Mark Ruddick (movement) Don Jos é (Satriya Krisna) Few companies are so worthy of our support than Pop-up Opera. Last time I reviewed one of their performances, they were giving a free-of-charge Mozart double-bill the ...
Tags: Religion, Franco, Lulu, Salzburg, Peter Brook, James Corrigan, Carmen, Mozart, Simon Rattle, Brook, Peckham, Berg, Jean Claude Carrière, Mark Berry, Don Jos, Merimee

Simon Rattle — Birtwistle, Holst, Turnage, and Britten

Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra marked the opening of the 2018-2019 season with a blast. Literally, for Sir Harrison Birtwistle's new piece Donum Simoni MMXVIII was an explosion of brass — four trumpets, trombones, horns and tuba, bursting into the Barbican Hall. When Sir Harry makes a statement, he makes it big and bold !
Tags: Religion, Harry, London Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle, Britten, Harrison Birtwistle, Simon Rattle Birtwistle Holst Turnage, Donum Simoni

Simon Rattle - Birtwistle, Holst, Turnage and Benjamin Britten Spring Symphony

Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra marked the opening of the 2018-2019 season with a blast. Literally, for Sir Harrison Birtwistle's new piece Donum Simoni MMXVIII was an explosion of brass - four trumpets, trombones, horns and tuba, bursting into the Barbican Hall. When Sir Harry makes a statement, he makes it big and bold !
Tags: Religion, Harry, Benjamin Britten, London Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle, Harrison Birtwistle, Simon Rattle Birtwistle Holst Turnage, Donum Simoni

The Proms–Lili Boulanger et al

Lili Boulanger is a composer who is at the intersection of two of the focuses of this year’s Proms programs: women composers and the centennial of the end of the First World War, which coincided with the year of her death at age of 24. Boulanger was clearly one of the great talents in music history, the equal of, for instance, the famously precocious Mendelssohn and Shostakovitch, both of whom lived long enough to fully realize their astonishingly early promise. Works of hers are included in...
Tags: France, Religion, Rome, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Nadia, Simon Rattle, Debussy, Albert Hall, Elgar, Ravel, Crohn, Mendelssohn, Gareth Davies, Dutilleux, Whitman

Salzburg Festival (6) - BPO/Petrenko: Strauss and Beethoven, 26 August 2018

Grosses Festspielhaus Strauss: Don Juan , op.20 Strauss: Tod und Verklärung , op.24 Beethoven: Symphony no.7 in A major, op.92 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Kirill Petrenko (conductor) © Salzburger Festspiele / Monika Rittershaus In my final Salzburg concert this year – I reviewed all performances I heard, bar a thought-provoking Salome and a best-forgotten Magic Flute – I went to hear old friends from my time in Berlin, together with their new friend a...
Tags: Berlin, Religion, Beethoven, John, Salzburg, Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, Strauss, Don Juan, Tod, Elgar, Klemperer, Mark Berry, Furtwängler, Herbert von Karajan, Petrenko

Fables and the Fabulous from Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO at the Proms

Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra took us through fairy-tale forests, antique lands and into fantasy worlds in this fabulous Prom, which celebrated Maurice Ravel’s genius as a musical story-teller.
Tags: Religion, London Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle, LSO, Maurice Ravel

Philharmonia/Salonen - Schoenberg, Gurrelieder, 28 June 2018

Royal Festival Hall Gurrelieder Waldemar – Robert Dean Smith Tove – Camilla Tilling Wood-dove – Michelle DeYoung Peasant – David Soar Klaus-Narr – Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke Speaker – Barbara Sukowa Philharmonia Voices Choirs of the Royal Academy of Music Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Trinity Laban Conservatore of Music and Dance (chorus director: Aidan Oliver) Philharmonia Orchestra Esa-Pekka Salone...
Tags: Religion, Vienna, Simon Rattle, Wagner, Boulez, Esa Pekka Salonen, Tod, Michelle DeYoung, Schoenberg, Klimt, Salonen, Dean Smith, Gott, Philharmonia, Dann, Tove