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Rattle at Radio 3: The Damnation of Faust

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust - live from the Barbican Hall. Presented by Martin Handley as part of Rattle at Radio 3.

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.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Part 1

    Duration: 01:06:13

  • Hector Berlioz

    The Damnation of Faust (Parts 1 & 2)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Interval

    Duration: 20:07

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Tango

    Ensemble: Apollon Musagete Quartet.
  • Giuseppe Tartini

    Devil's trill, arr Kreisler

    Performer: Esther Yoo. Performer: Robert Koenig.
  • Part 2

    Duration: 01:20:51

  • Hector Berlioz

    The Damnation of Faust (Parts 3 & 4)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Post-concert

    Duration: 15:48

  • John Stanley

    Suite [from 10 Voluntaries Op.6, nos.5 & 6] arr. Hurford for trumpet and organ..

    Performer: Peter Hurford. Music Arranger: Peter Hurford. Ensemble: Michael Laird Brass Ensemble.
    • Trumpet Voluntary: Hurford, Brass Ensemble.
    • Argo.
    • 17.

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