Simon Rattle’s first Waldbühne concert from 1995

In 1995, four years before the orchestra elected him its chief conductor, Simon Rattle conducted his first Waldbühne Concert with the Berliner Philharmoniker. It was with tremendous verve that he introduced local audiences to highlights of the American repertory, which at that date was still a rarity at Philharmonic concerts. Many of the orchestra’s fans must have been surprised to discover how original and magnificent are works like Bernstein’s Candide and Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle

Wayne Marshall

Sir Willard White

Cynthia Haymon

Programme guide

© 1995 EuroArts Music International

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