Rattle at Radio 3: The Damnation of Faust
Sir Simon Rattle conducts Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust - live from the Barbican Hall
As part of the celebrations to mark his inaugural season as Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon conducts Berlioz's 'dramatic legend,' a tale that captures the extremes of man's ambition and folly. Berlioz's fantastical setting of Goethe's Faust is, as Rattle says, "A dramatic legend waiting for cinema which needs to be experienced live...within forty-five seconds, you're in an ecstatic world."
Presented by Martin Handley as part of Rattle at Radio 3
Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust
Marguerite ..... Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano)
Faust ..... Bryan Hymel (tenor)
Mephistopheles ..... Christopher Purves (baritone)
Brander ..... Gábor Bretz (baritone)
London Symphony Chorus, Simon Halsey (chorus director)
Tiffin Boys' Choir, Girls' Choir and Children's Chorus, James Day (Tiffin choirs director)
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)
Parts 1 and 2
approx 7pm: Interval
approx 7.25: Parts 3 and 4.