Simon Rattle conducts Schumann and Fauré

Robert Schumann wrote his Second Symphony while suffering mental health problems. And – according to the composer – “It seems to me that one can hear this in the music.” Simon Rattle conducted this work alongside Gabriel Fauré’s tone poem Pelléas et Mélisande which wins audiences over with its warm fairytale-like tone. For the press, this concert showed “that no other conductor exploits the potential of this orchestra with more imagination”.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle

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Sir Simon Rattle Chief conductor 2002–2018
Gabriel Fauré composer
Robert Schumann composer

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