Simon Rattle Says Goodbye to the Berlin Philharmonic

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic. Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic. (Courtesy Berlin Philharmonic)

On Thursday, Nov. 10, WQXR broadcast Sir Simon Rattle’s final Carnegie Hall concert as music director of the Berlin Philharmonic. Rattle leaves his post in 2018 when Kirill Petrenko begins his tenure as the orchestra's chief conductor. The program highlights the path that music took in Vienna during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Listen to the archived broadcast above.

WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon co-hosted the live broadcast alongside John Schaefer, host of WNYC's New Sounds show.

Program details:
Webern: Six Pieces, Op. 6
Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16
Berg: Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6
Brahms: Symphony No. 2

We asked listeners to share their thoughts during the broadcast using #CHLive. Here is a collection of those tweets and photos:

Comments [4]

david from okc, ok

Also a 1996 Carnegie Hall performance of Schoenberg Op. 16, with Dohnanyi and Cleveland Orchestra (together with Bruckner Fifth).

Nov. 14 2016 09:35 AM
Scott from Long Island

Your commentator said that the Schoenberg hadn't been done at Carnegie since its first performance in the 1920s. Not true. I heard Barenboim do it at Carnegie with both the CSO and Vienna. The Carnegie archives list additional performances.

Nov. 12 2016 06:34 PM
Darrell from Rahway, NJ

We were there for this wonderful concert. I was looking forward to listening to the comments and interviews I missed by being at Carnegie Hall for the performance. However, after trying numerous times, your feed keeps stopping before 20 seconds have elapsed. Help!

Nov. 11 2016 12:34 PM
Jocelyn Wang from kansascity

good performance!

Nov. 10 2016 10:12 PM

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