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Sir Simon Rattle conducts Bruckner and Messiaen with Pierre-Laurent AimardBack to the list

 
Length: 104'
Directors: Corentin Leconte
Producer: Les Films Jack Febus
Coproducers: LSO Live & Mezzo
Language: Live Concert
Format: HD
Country of Production: England
Copyright: 2016
Sir Simon Rattle conducts Bruckner and Messiaen  with Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Sir Simon RATTLE / conductor

Pierre-Laurent AIMARD / piano

 

 

Program:

MESSIAEN  / Colors of the Celestial City
BRUCKNER  /
Symphony n°8

 

Sir Simon Rattle, announced as Musical Director of the LSO on March 4 2015, to start from September 2017, is devoted to maintaining the tradition of excellence of the English orchestra and to widening its repertoire. The English conductor provides proof of his open approach with this apocalyptic program.

First, the Colors of the Celestial City by Messiaen, taking the Apocalypse as its reference and alternating, via a vast palette of colors, between plain song, Greek and Indian rhythms and bird song. Then Bruckner’s most colossal symphony, sometimes called “the Apocalyptic”, a monumental work that contrasts with its dramatic writing, its epic character and the mediation of its gigantic adagio.

 

Brought together in this way, Messiaen and Bruckner reveal a common grandeur and spirituality.