It is the end of an era: Sir Simon Rattle’s tenure as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker is ending after 16 years. It is a colorful, sparkling concert with vibrant works by Gershwin, Fauré, Khachaturian and Respighi. The star guest, mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená, sings excerpts from Joseph Canteloube’s charming "Chants d’Auvergne".
George Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Gabriel Fauré: Pavane
Joseph Canteloube: Chants d’Auvergne
Aram Chatschaturjan: Gayane Suite (excerpts)
Ottorino Respighi: Pini di Roma
Claudio Monteverdi: Si dolce e il tormento
Edvard Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance. March No.1