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Bartók, Bruckner, Brexit: Simon Rattle + The LSO

Author: takt1

Before his magnificent concert in Luxemburg, the heart of the EU, we spoke to Simon Rattle about Bartók, Bruckner and his views on Brexit.

  • Brexit | Copyright: © Public Domain

    Brexit © Public Domain

  • Sir Simon Rattle | Copyright: © Thomas Rabsch licenced to Warner Classics

    Sir Simon Rattle © Thomas Rabsch licenced to Warner Classics

It all took place at the Philharmonie Luxembourg, in an area filled with some of the European Union’s most important buildings. Before his magnificent concert with works by Bartók and Bruckner, we got the chance to ask Sir Simon Rattle for his views on Brexit. After a brief pause, he responded with an arresting metaphor: he felt “as if I was living in Pompeii and the citizens of Pompeii had voted for the volcano”.

You can watch the interview along with the captivating concert now as video on demand in the takt1 media library.

English title Bartók and Bruckner
Genre Symphonic Music
Recording location Philharmonie Luxembourg
Recording date 24 February 2019
Production Company takt1
Co-Production Company sone Media
Director Michael Ciniselli
Sound Engineer Jens Schünemann
Composer Béla Bartók
English title of music work Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta Sz. 106
Composer Anton Bruckner
English title of music work Symphony No. 6 A major WAB 106
Orchestra / Band London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Sir Simon Rattle

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