Rattle at Radio 3: The Damnation of Faust
Sir Simon Rattle conducts the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and a star-studded cast in Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust, based on Goethe's celebrated tragedy.
Another chance to hear Sir Simon Rattle conducting Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust. In September 2017, as part of the celebrations to mark his inaugural season as Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon conducted 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."
Recorded at London's Barbican Hall and presented by Martin Handley
Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Parts 1 and 2
Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Parts 3 and 4
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)
- Fri 1 May 2020 19:30