Sir Simon Rattle Biography (Wikipedia)
Sir Simon Denis Rattle OM CBE (born 19 January 1955) is a British conductor.
He rose to international prominence during the 1980s and 1990s, while Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (1980–98). Rattle was principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic from 2002 to 2018.
It was announced in March 2015 that Rattle would become Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra from September 2017.
As a passionate supporter of music education, Rattle is also the patron of Birmingham Schools' Symphony Orchestra, arranged during his tenure with CBSO in mid 1990s. The Youth Orchestra is now under the auspices of charitable business Services for Education.
- Maurice Ravel: Shéhérazade Extract (Prom 48)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06j2g76.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06j2g76.jpg2018-09-25T18:30:00.000ZRavel's song cycle Shéhérazade is a setting of three songs from Tristan Klingsor's collection 'Shéhérazade' - 'Asie', 'La flûte enchantée', and 'L'indifférent'.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06j2frj
Maurice Ravel: Shéhérazade Extract (Prom 48)
- Simon Rattle: Conductors are 'pure amateurs' compared to football managershttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05fd5y9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05fd5y9.jpg2017-09-13T09:50:00.000ZSir Simon Rattle, tongue firmly in cheek, compares his role as a music director of the London Symphony Orchestra to that of Jürgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool FC.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05fs1jn
Simon Rattle: Conductors are 'pure amateurs' compared to football managers
- Simon Rattle: "There was nothing I wanted more than to be a drummer"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05fhwcx.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05fhwcx.jpg2017-09-08T11:52:00.000ZHe may be a world-famous classical conductor, but his first love was jazz. Sir Simon Rattle shares his inspirations on Essential Classics as he returns to the UK as MD of the LSO.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05fhgrv
Simon Rattle: "There was nothing I wanted more than to be a drummer"
- Sir Simon Rattle on orchestras and fine wineshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04m3tzj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04m3tzj.jpg2017-01-18T10:52:00.000ZSean talks to Sir Simon Rattle about taking up the reins at the London Symphony Orchestra.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04pwllr
Sir Simon Rattle on orchestras and fine wines
- Rattle: Why Messiaen and Bruckner make great bedfellowshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02nmmy5.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02nmmy5.jpg2016-04-15T15:45:00.000ZCatholic connections: Simon Rattle enthuses about performing Messiaen and Bruckner together, and why he chose the Haas edition of Bruckner 8.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03r53xh
Rattle: Why Messiaen and Bruckner make great bedfellows
- "A great composer, an astonishing conductor and a really funny, charming, surprising man"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03dr4vq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03dr4vq.jpg2016-01-06T19:06:00.000ZSir Simon Rattle discuss his memories, thoughts and admiration for Pierre Boulezhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03dr4zj
"A great composer, an astonishing conductor and a really funny, charming, surprising man"
Sir Simon Rattle Tracks
Upcoming BBC Events
Proms 2019: Prom 44: Belshazzar’s Feast
Past BBC Events
Proms 2018: Prom 48: Sir Simon Rattle conducts L’enfant et les sortilèges
Proms 2017: Prom 46: Schoenberg – Gurrelieder
Proms 2016: Prom 66
Proms 2016: Prom 64
BBC Singers in Taiwan
Performances & Interviews from Similar Artists
Music to get you up in the morning
Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor - Extract (Prom 42)
Headphone mix of Mahler's 3rd Symphony
"A toe-curling poem in praise of Lenin..."
Schumann: Symphony No 2 in C major (3rd mvt – excerpt) (2017)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No 3 in G major, K 216 (3rd mvt - excerpt) (2017)
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ' - Preview Clip
Britten: Violin Concerto - Preview Clip