Sir Simon Rattle on Witold Lutosławski (11 min.)
The second half of the concert that celebrated the start of the 2012/13 season was dedicated to the composer Witold Lutosławski. The concert included his Third Symphony, whose premiere Simon Rattle had followed on the radio in his younger years. According to Rattle, he realised immediately that this was “a great masterpiece”. And in fact there are few other major orchestral works of the late 20th century that so fully meet the high standards of contemporary music. In our video, Sir Simon Rattle gives an introduction to the concert.