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Simon Rattle conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in a concert given in Frankfurt. Beethoven: Overture (Fidelio); Leonora Overtures Nos 1 and 2; Symphony No 2.

Celebrating Simon Rattle: the complete Beethoven symphony cycle from 1995 recorded in Frankfurt with the CBSO. Tonight: Symphony No 2.

Presented by Tom Service

Beethoven Overture: Fidelio
Overture: Leonora No 1
Overture: Leonora No 2
Symphony No 2

CBSO
Conductor Simon Rattle

This cycle of Beethoven Symphonies and Overtures was recorded in Frankfurt when Sir Simon Rattle was Chief Conductor of the CBSO, and has never been broadcast before. It is a fascinating record of one of the most successful partnerships between conductor and orchestra in the history of British music.

Part 2:.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony no. 2 in D major Op.36

      Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.

      Recorded 1 November 1995, Alte Oper Frankfurt

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Leonore Overture no.1 Op.138

      Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.

      Recorded 1 November 1995, Alte Oper Frankfurt

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Leonore Overture no. 2 Op. 72

      Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.

      Recorded 1 November 1995, Alte Oper Frankfurt

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Overture - Fidelio Op.72b

      Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.

      Recorded 1 November 1995, Alte Oper Frankfurt

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Leonore Overture no. 3 Op. 72a

      Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Composer: György Ligeti.

      Recorded 1 November 1995, Alte Oper Frankfurt

  • Part 2

    • György Ligeti

      Atmospheres

      Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.

      Recorded 30 August 2012 at the BBC Proms

    • Richard Wagner

      Lohengrin - Prelude to Act I

      Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.

      Recorded 30 August 2012 at the BBC Proms

    • Claude Debussy

      Jeux - poeme danse

      Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.

      Recorded 30 August 2012 at the BBC Proms

    • Maurice Ravel

      Daphnis et Chloe - suite no. 2

      Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.

      Recorded 31 August 2012 at the BBC Proms

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