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Thursday - Rattle at Radio 3

Penny Gore presents a week of concerts featuring Sir Simon Rattle conducting the Berlin Philharmonic, with the highlight being Mahler's 4th Symphony.

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

The climax of today's concert with Sir Simon Rattle is Gustav Mahler's Fourth Symphony, which stands out among the composer's monumental works with a sunny amiability. The programme opens with the premiere of a short piece by Wolfgang Rihm, followed by György Ligeti's violin concerto, a work that impresses soloist Patricia Kopatchinskaja with its "colourful, ... sometimes flickering and sometimes floating auditory impression".

This concert is followed by a performance of an earlier, well loved violin concerto - Dvorak's - performed at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden.

Wolfgang Rihm: Gruß-Moment 2 (world première)
Berlin Philharmonic
conductor Simon Rattle

Ligeti: Violin Concerto
Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin)
Berlin Philharmonic
conductor Simon Rattle

Mahler: Symphony No.4 in G major
Camilla Tilling (soprano)
Berlin Philharmonic
conductor Simon Rattle

Dvorak: Violin Concerto
Lisa Batiashvili (violin)
Berlin Philharmonic
conductor Simon Rattle.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Rihm

    Gruss - mvt 2

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • György Ligeti

    Violin Concerto

    Performer: Patricia Kopatchinskaja. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • György Ligeti

    Balada si joc

    Performer: Patricia Kopatchinskaja.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Mahler Symphony no.4

    Singer: Camilla Tilling. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Violin Concerto in A

    Performer: Lisa Batiashvili. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker: Grandfather's Dance

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