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Simon Rattle

Weekend of March 27, 2010

Berlin Philharmonic in Concert

Simon Rattle has been Principal Conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic since 2002. Despite some ups and downs in his relationship with the orchestra, the players recently voted to extend his contract through 2018. The Berlin Philharmonic is sounding as lush and sweet as ever under Rattle, as we'll hear from a concert they gave last month in Berlin. Rattle conducts the Symphony No. 3 by Jean Sibelius. Also: Bruce Adolphe has a brand new Piano Puzzler. This week's caller is from San Antonio, Texas.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Joseph Haydn
    Finale from Symphony No. 89 in F
    The Berlin Philharmonic with conductor Simon Rattle
  • Raffaele Marcellino
    Les Darcy Dances
    The Australia Ensemble
    Sir John Clancy Auditorium, Sydney, Australia
  • Martin Wesley-Smith
    Invention I
    The Australia Ensemble
    Sir John Clancy Auditorium, Sydney, Australia
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is Lane Cheney from San Antonio, TX
  • Jean Sibelius
    Symphony No. 3 in C, Op. 52
    The Berlin Philharmonic with conductor Simon Rattle
    Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany

hour 2

  • Ottorino Respighi
    The Valle Giulia Fountain at Daybreak, from the Fountains of Rome
    The Berlin Philharmonic with conductor Herbert von Karajan
  • B. Tommy Andersson
    The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor B. Tommy Andersson
    Concert Hall, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Osvaldo Golijov
    Three Songs
    Soprano Dawn Upshaw with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Alexander Mickelthwate
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
  • Maurice Ravel
    Alborada Del Gracioso
    The Liege Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Francois-Xavier Roth
    Philharmonic Hall, Liege, Belgium
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