Simon Rattle conducts Berio and Bartók

Simon Rattle conducts Berio and Bartók

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle

  • Luciano Berio
    Sinfonia for 8 Voices and Orchestra

    Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart

  • Béla Bartók
    Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116

With Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, Simon Rattle conducts one of the most impressive works of the 20th century. The terminally ill composer, who fled to the USA to escape the National Socialists, presents himself here sometimes melancholically, sometimes sarcastically – and then again, quite surprisingly, releases youthful freshness, verve and joie de vivre. The concert opens with Luciano Berio’s Sinfonia, in which he plays creatively and unconventionally with sounds, noises and language: a mysterious musical labyrinth.

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