Simon Rattle conducts Strauss and Beethoven

In his Oboe Concerto, Richard Strauss magically succeeded in composing in the spirit of Mozart and Schubert without denying his own artistic identity. Simon Rattle performs the work with the Philharmoniker’s principal oboe Jonathan Kelly. He then presents Beethoven’s oratorio Christus am Ölberge, which conveys less spiritual devotion than operatic expressiveness, such as in a dramatically escalating scene depicting the arrest of Jesus.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle

Jonathan Kelly

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