Simon Rattle Says Goodbye to the Berlin Philharmonic

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Sir Simon Rattle conducts the 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.

Note: Archive streaming rights for this broadcast have expired.

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: