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Monday - Rattle at Radio 3

Penny Gore presents a week of concerts with Sir Simon Rattle conducting the Berlin Philharmonic, the first of which features Mahler's Seventh Symphony.

Penny Gore presents a week of concerts featuring Sir Simon Rattle conducting the Berlin Philharmonic.

In the 2016 BBC Proms Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic paired Boulez and Mahler to great effect. This concert, recorded last September at the opening of the new season at the Philharmonie in Berlin, has the same pairing. Boulez's 10-minute piece combines fragments of sound from a group of 15 instruments including piano, celesta, cimbalom, glockenspiel, tubular bells, and mandolin. Mahler's Seventh Symphony demands great virtuosity from a large orchestra - the Berlin Philharmonic makes a persuasive case for this mighty work.

Followed by a peformance of Bartok's last orchestral work which also showcases the virtuosity and sound colours of the orchestra.

Boulez: Eclat
Mahler: Symphony No.7
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

Berlin Philharmonic
conductor Simon Rattle.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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