Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Mahler to remember - Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle's London residency concludes

© Monika Ritterhaus

Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmoniker concluded their London residency with two performances of Mahler's Symphony No. 2, 'Resurrection', with soloists Kate Royal (soprano) and Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano), the London Symphony Chorus and the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus (Chorus Director: Simon Halsey).  The orchestra began the concert with Helmut Lachenmann's (b.1935) Tableau for orchestra.

Royal Festival Hall, Sunday 15 February 2015.

'We were rewarded with a performance to be remembered for some time to come.'

'The choral focus and precision was stunning, with every word still crystal clear, with total commitment and energy for their final climax.'
© Monika Ritterhaus

'A fitting conclusion to a triumphant residency from Sir Simon and the Berliner Philharmoniker.'

Read my full review here.

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