Mahler: Symphony No. 10
‘One feels profoundly grateful to Rattle for his part in bringing alive this intriguing symphony.’
Ravel: Mother Goose
‘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
‘The playing is never less than superb, with every section of the orchestra ideally responsive.’
Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1
‘In general, Simon Rattle’s Schoenberg is more the voluptuous late Romantic than the bogeyman of popular legend.’
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9
‘Rattle’s interpretation… encompasses the full gamut of emotions from tenderness and nostalgia to some amazingly apocalyptic climaxes.’
Rachmaninov: The Bells; Symphonic Dances
‘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.’