Simon Rattle conducts Mahler’s Seventh Symphony
A grandiose interpretation of Mahler’s Seventh Symphony in 1999 made a significant contribution to the Berliner Philharmoniker selecting Simon Rattle as their chief conductor. The work has been programmed once again, kicking off the 2016-17 season. According to the composer, it is “predominantly of a cheerful character”. But the optimism, particularly of the jubilant Finale, always remains fragile, threatened ambiguously by the abyss.
Sir Simon Rattle Conductor
Éclat (1st Version for 15 instruments from 1965)
Symphony No. 7