Berliner Philharmoniker & Simon Rattle: Essence of an Era (DVD) | Euroarts 4264798

Berliner Philharmoniker & Simon Rattle: Essence of an Era (DVD)


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Label: Euroarts

Cat No: 4264798

Barcode: 0880242647986

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 7

Release Date: 18th May 2018



Sir Simon Rattle took up his post as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2002. In doing so, he took over an inheritance which was not only demanding, but which required a delicate balance of tradition and innovation. The Liverpool-born artist has enriched the Anglo-American repertoire of the Berliner Philharmoniker with works by Britten, Elgar, Gershwin and Bernstein (included in this compilation with the American Night from the Waldbühne 1995).

Discover some of the most remarkable and intriguing concerts of Sir Simon Rattle with the Berliner Philhrmoniker.

The recordings in this DVD box set not only illustrate the sheer range of Sir Simon Rattle’s repertoire, they also represent a chronological outline of the various stages of his career with the Berliner Philharmoniker.

Including the Europakonzert 2008 from Moscow, the American Night from the Waldbühne 1995 with highlights from Gershwin and Bernstein, the New Year’s Eve Concerts from 2006 with Mitsuko Uchida and 2017 with Joyce DiDonato and Simon Rattle’s “first” Tosca from the Easter Festival Baden-Baden.


DVD 1: Rattle conducts Rameau & Berlioz (87 mins)
Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique
Rameau - Les Boréades: ballet suite
- Live from the Philharmonie Berlin, 6-8 November 1993

DVD 2: Waldbühne 1995 - American Night (85 mins)
Bernstein - Candide Overture; Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Gershwin - Highlights from Porgy and Bess; I got rhythm
Wayne Marshall (piano), Williard White, Cynthia Haymon, Damon Evans, Cynthia Clarey, Marietta Simpson, Daniel Washington
- Live from the Waldbühne Berlin, June 1995, directed by Brian Large

DVD 3: Silvesterkonzert from Berlin 2006 (92 mins)
R Strauss - Don Juan; Der Rosenkavalier (Terzet & Finale)
Mozart - Piano Concerto no.20 in D minor, K466
Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Laura Aikin, Dale Duesing, Magdalena Kožená, Camilla Nylund
- Recorded live at the Philharmonie Berlin, 31 December 2006, directed by Andy Summer

DVD 4: Europakonzert 2008 from Moscow (92 mins)
Stravinsky - Symphony in Three Movements
Bruch - Violin Concerto no.1 in G minor, op.26
Beethoven - Symphony no.7 in A major, op.92
Vadim Repin (violin)
- Recorded live at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow, 1 May 2008, directed by Michael Beyer

DVD 5: Sol Gabetta & Sir Simon Rattle in Baden-Baden 2014 (90 mins)
Ligeti - Atmosphères
Wagner - Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1
Elgar - Cello Concerto in E minor, op.85
Stravinsky - Le Sacre du printemps
Sol Gabetta (cello)
- Recorded live at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, 2014, directed by Torben Schmidt Jacobsen

DVD 6: Puccini - Tosca from Baden-Baden (125 mins)
Kristine Opolais, Marcelo Álvarez, Marco Vratogna
Stage director: Philipp Himmelmann; Set design: Raimund Bauer
- Live from the Easter Festival Baden-Baden, April 2017, directed by Andreas Morell

DVD 7: New Year’s Eve Concert 2017 (87 mins)
Dvořák - Carnival Overture, op.92
Stravinsky - Pas de deux from Apollon musagète
R Strauss - Die heiligen drei Könige, op.56/6; Zueignung, op.10/1; Morgen, op.27/4; Wiegenlied, op.41/1; Müttertändelei, op.43/2
Bernstein - 3 Dance Episodes from On the Town; Take Care of this House
Shostakovich - Suite from The Golden Age, op.22a
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
- Live from the Philharmonie Berlin, 31 December 2017, directed by Torben Jacobsen

Picture: 16:9 – NTSC
Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Language/subtitles (Tosca): GB, DE, FR, IT, ES, JP, KR
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 658 mins
Production: 1993, 1995, 2006, 2008, 2014, 2017

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