Simon Rattle conducts Nielsen and Schoenberg

The famous murder in the shower in Hitchcock’s Psycho would be only half as scary without Bernard Herrmann’s film music with its squeaking strings – a late blossoming of musical Expressionism. Sir Simon Rattle also conducts early creations in this style full of shattering intensity: Arnold Schoenberg’s The Hand of Fate and Carl Nielsen’s Fourth Symphony, in which the composer captures in music “the unquenchable will to live”.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle

Gijs Leenaars

Florian Boesch

Members of the Rundfunkchor Berlin

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