Review: Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmoniker perform Haydn, Chin and Brahms

The 2014-15 classical music season may be drawing to a close, but the Berlin Philharmoniker and their Music Director Sir Simon Rattle cannot be accused of taking things any easier. With a programme ranging from the epitome of the Classical style, brooding Romanticism to the cuttingly contemporary, Thursday night’s concert at the Berlin Philharmonie was undoubtedly varied, requiring Rattle and his players to switch quickly between styles. Yet the transition between them remained smooth. Although the announcement was made on Monday that the Russian conductor Kirill Petrenko will take over as Music Director in 2018, Rattle still very much holds the reigns of this orchestra.

Photo: Monika Ritterhaus

Photo: Monika Ritterhaus

Read the full review here.

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