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Episode 4

Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in Schumann's Symphony No 4 in D minor, Op 120, and Brahms's Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98. Plus Acts 3 and 4 of Rameau's Zais.

Concluding this week's prelude to Radio 3's 'Celebrating Simon Rattle' festivities next year, today Sir Simon conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in the Fourth Symphonies by Schumann and Brahms.
That's followed by the last two acts of Jean Philippe Rameau's Zais from the Beaune Festival.
Presented by Katie Derham

Schumann Symphony No. 4 in D minor, op. 120 (1841 version)

Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op. 98

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) - Zaïs, ballet héroïque in one prologue and four acts
Today: Acts III and IV

Zaïs..... Julian Pregardien (tenor)
Zélide..... Marie Arnet (soprano)
Oramasès..... Konstantin Wolff (baritone)
Cindor..... Benoît Arnould (bass)
Grande Prêtresse de l'Amour..... Amel Brahim Djelloul (soprano)
L'Amour..... Hasnaa Bennani (soprano)
Un Sylphe..... Zachary Wilder (countertenor)
Namur Chamber Chorus
Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset (conductor)
[Recorded at the Cour des Hospices during the 2014 Beaune Festival].

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Boxing Day 2014 14:00

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Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony no. 4 in E minor, op. 98

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Robert Schumann

    Symphony no. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 (1841 version)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Zais: ballet heroique - Acts III & IV

    Singer: Hasnaa Bennani. Singer: Zachary Wilder. Choir: Namur Chamber Chorus. Singer: Amel Brahim Djelloul. Orchestra: Les Talens Lyriques. Singer: Benoit Arnould. Conductor: Christophe Rousset. Singer: Marie Arnet. Singer: Konstantin Wolff. Singer: Julian Prégardien.
  • Robert Schumann

    Adagio and Allegro in A flat, Op 70

    Performer: Adam Laloum. Performer: Lise Berthaud.