Rattle at Radio 3
Sir Simon Rattle conducts his inaugural concert as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra with a programme of music by Elgar, Birtwistle, Knussen, Ades and Helen Grime.
Sir Simon Rattle conducts his inaugural concert as Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra.
As part of the Barbican Centre's 'This is Rattle,' celebrations, Sir Simon Rattle begins his inaugural season as Music Director of the LSO and Artist-in-Association with the Barbican and Guildhall School of Music with works by Harrison Birtwistle, Oliver Knussen and Thomas Ades which have played an important part in his musical life. And those three modern masterworks are framed by the world premiere of a Fanfare by Helen Grime and Elgar's Enigma Variations, the work Rattle says, 'Opened the door to the twentieth century for British music.' Part of the ongoing series 'Rattle on Radio 3.'
Presented by Martin Handley in the Barbican Hall and Georgia Mann in the Barbican's Sculpture Court.
Live from Barbican Hall.
Christian Tetzlaff (violin), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)
Helen Grime: Fanfare (first performance)
Thomas Adès: Asyla
Harrison Birtwistle: Violin Concerto
interval Music: performances by artists taking part in the associated concerts this week at LSO St Luke's and Milton Court concert halls.
Oliver Knussen: Symphony No.3
Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, 'Enigma.'.