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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

Interval

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)

6 days left to listen

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Hector Berlioz

    La Damnation de Faust - dramatic legend in 4 parts Op.24 - Parts 1 and 2

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Singer: Karen Cargill. Singer: Bryan Hymel. Singer: Gerald Finley. Singer: Gábor Bretz. Choir: London Symphony Chorus.
  • Hector Berlioz

    La Damnation de Faust - dramatic legend in 4 parts Op.24 - Parts 3 and 4

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Singer: Karen Cargill. Singer: Bryan Hymel. Singer: Gerald Finley. Singer: Gábor Bretz. Choir: London Symphony Chorus.
  • Kuljit Bhamra

    It Rains Diamonds on Saturn

    Performer: Stephen Whibley.
  • Gustav Holst

    My true love hath my heart, Op 16 No 2

    Performer: Steuart Bedford. Singer: Susan Gritton.
    • The English Song Series 6: Holst.
    • Naxos.

Broadcast

  • Fri 1 May 2020 19:30

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