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Simon Rattle conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in a concert given in Frankfurt. Beethoven: Symphony No 4; Funeral March (Leonora Prohaska); Symphony No 5.

Celebrating Simon Rattle: the complete Beethoven symphony cycle from 1995, recorded in Frankfurt with the CBSO. Tonight: Symphonies 4 and 5.

Presented by Tom Service

Beethoven: Symphony No 4
Funeral March from Leonora Prohaska, WoO96
Symphony No 5

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:

Schoenberg: Five Orchestral Pieces
Webern: Six Orchestral Pieces
Berg: Three Orchestral Pieces

Berlin Philharmonic
Simon Rattle, conductor

Debussy: Rondes de Printemps
CBSO
Simon Rattle, conductor.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony no. 4 in B flat major Op.60

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

      Recorded 3 November 1995, Alte Oper Frankfurt

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Funeral March from Leonore Prohaska - incidental music WoO.96

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

      Recorded 3 November 1995, Alte Oper Frankfurt

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony no. 5 in C minor Op.67

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

      Recorded 3 November 1995, Alte Oper Frankfurt

  • Part 2

    • Arnold Schoenberg

      5 Orchestral pieces Op.16

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

      Recorded 4 September 2010 at the BBC Proms

    • Anton Webern

      6 Pieces for Orchestra Op.6

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

      Recorded 4 September 2010 at the BBC Proms

    • Alban Berg

      3 Pieces for Orchestra Op.6

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

      Recorded 4 September 2010 at the BBC Proms

    • Claude Debussy

      Rondes de printemps from Images for orchestra

      Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
      • Debussy: Images, etc..
      • EMI Classics.
      • CDC7499472.
      • 8.

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