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BBC Proms: Rattle conducts Schönberg’s Gurre Lieder

A02050115

Synopsis

Sir Simon Rattle starts his tenure as the London Symphony Orchestra’s new Music Director with a concert at the prestigious BBC Proms – 40 years after his first appearance with the LSO, in October 1977 at the age of 22. The Royal Albert Hall’s cavernous space provides the perfect surroundings for this supersize scale performance of Arnold Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder. The force of over five hundred voices from the London Symphony Chorus, the CBSO Chorus, and Orfeó Català meet the LSO and a superb lineup of soloists, led by Rattle, putting on “a brilliantly blazing show” (The Daily Telegraph). Their BBC Proms performance is “an intoxicating embrace of the gigantic ebb and flow of Schoenberg’s score … an ecstatic celebration!” (The Guardian)

Additional Info

  • No: A02050115
  • Composer: Arnold Schönberg
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, CBSO Chorus, Orfeó Català
  • Artists: Eva-Maria Westbroek, Simon O'Neill, Karen Cargill, Peter Hoare, Christopher Purves, Thomas Quasthoff
  • Production year: 2017
  • Run time: 01:49:00
  • Producers: BBC, UNITEL
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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