Simon Rattle conducts Roberto Gerhard and Antonín Dvořák

During his tenure as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle frequently presented Dvořák rarities. The graceful yet dramatic Scherzo capriccioso could be heard at this concert. For the first time the orchestra played Dvořák’s “American” Suite, whose affinity with the Symphony “From the New World” is unmistakable. Another novelty was music by Roberto Gerhard, a student of Schoenberg, whose works combine avant-garde and Spanish sounds.

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