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Celebrating Simon Rattle: Schumann - Das Paradies und die Peri

Live from the Barbican, Simon Rattle conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in Schumann's oratorio Das Paradies und die Peri.

Live from the Barbican Hall, London

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the LSO in Schumann's oratorio Das Paradies und die Peri, live from the Barbican.

Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri

Sally Matthews: soprano (Peri)
Mark Padmore: tenor (Narrator)
Kate Royal: soprano
Bernarda Fink: alto
Andrew Staples: tenor
Florian Boesch: bass
Soloists from the Guildhall School
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

A superb line-up of soloists joins the London Symphony Chorus and LSO under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle in Schumann's 1843 oratorio. Based on a story taken from Persian mythology, and reflecting the 19th-century craze for all things oriental, it tells how the Peri, a legendary creature, was expelled from paradise and only redeems herself by offering the gift most dear to heaven - the tear from the cheek of a repentant sinner.

8.30 pm Interval Music
Schumann Märchenbilder, Op.113
Nobuko Imai (viola)
Martha Argerich (piano).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Robert Schumann

      Das Paradies und die Peri

      Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Interval

    • Robert Schumann

      Marchenbilder Op.113 for viola and piano

      Performer: Nobuko Imai. Performer: Martha Argerich.
      • EMI Classics.
      • 5558482.
  • Part 2

    • Robert Schumann

      Das Paradies und die Peri - Part 3

      Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Post concert

    • Clara Schumann

      Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann, Op.20

      Performer: Hélène Boschi.
      • Romances for Piano etc..
      • Calliope.
      • CAL9211.
    • Clara Schumann

      Three Romances, op.22

      Performer: Annie Jodry (violin), Helene Boschi (piano). Performer: Hélène Boschi.
      • Romances for Piano etc..
      • Calliope.
      • CAL9211.

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