The Best Recordings of Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic

Byvu lita

Nov 21, 2023

Mahler: Symphony No. 10

Warner Classics

‘One feels profoundly grateful to Rattle for his part in bringing alive this intriguing symphony.’

Ravel: Mother Goose

Warner Classics

‘Rattle’s first recording of Mother Goose was superlative, but this second rendering is, if anything, better, taking full advantage of the Berlin Phil’s exceptional colours.

Brahms: Symphonies Nos 1-4

Warner Classics

‘The playing is never less than superb, with every section of the orchestra ideally responsive.’

Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1

Warner Classics

‘In general, Simon Rattle’s Schoenberg is more the voluptuous late Romantic than the bogeyman of popular legend.’

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9

Warner Classics

‘Rattle’s interpretation… encompasses the full gamut of emotions from tenderness and nostalgia to some amazingly apocalyptic climaxes.’

Rachmaninov: The Bells; Symphonic Dances

Warner Classics

‘This Bells may be unsurpassable … The three soloists are superb … Mikhail Petrenko’s bass is prefaced and mirrored by the most human cor anglais solo I’ve ever heard … a remarkable achievement.

Schumann: Symphonies 1-4

Berliner Philharmoniker recordings BPHR140011

‘These are predictably fine performances, with well-judged tempos throughout., and moments such as the pianissimo fugato in the slow movement of Symphony No. 2 are spellbinding.’

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