The Asia Tour / Rattle, Cho, Wang, Berlin Philharmonic

Release Date: 5/25/2018
Catalog Number: BPHR180221
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Sir Simon Rattle's triumphant final Asia tour as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker is documented here in a selection of sound and video recordings. Sir Simon Rattle rose to prominence during the last two decades of the twentieth century during his tenure as Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He has been principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic since 2002, but will leave the position in 2018. He made his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic in 1987 conducting Mahler’s 6th Symphony. Since his appointment, Rattle has reorganized the ensemble into a foundation, meaning its activities are more under the control of the members rather than the government. The works on this release, recorded in the final months of 2017, are orchestral staples, and include works by Brahms, Stravinsky, Ravel, Strauss, and others.
Works on This Recording
1. Don Juan, Op. 20 by Richard Strauss
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888-1889 ; Germany
2. Concerto for Piano no 2, Sz 95 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1930-1931 ; Budapest, Hungary
3. Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884-1885 ; Austria
4. Pétrouchka by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
5. Chorós Chordón by Unsuk Chin
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary
6. Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 44 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1936/1938 ; USA
7. Concerto for Piano in G major by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Seong-Jin Cho (Piano)
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1929-1931 ; France
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