Waldbühne 2018 - Simon Rattle & Magdalena Kožená
It is the end of an era: Sir Simon Rattle’s tenure as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker ends after 16 years with this concert at the Waldbühne. Even if it is not without a tear in our eyes, it is a cheerful concert with vibrant works by Gershwin, Fauré, Khachaturian and Respighi. The star guest is Sir Simon’s wife, mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená, who sings excerpts from Joseph Canteloube’s charming Chants d’Auvergne.
Canteloube, Chants d’Auvergne (Selection); Elgar, Pomp and Circumstance, op. 39: March No. 1 ; Fauré, Pavane ; Gershwin, Cuban Overture ; Khachaturian, Gayane Suite No. 1: No. 7 Adagio of Gayane, Gayane Suite No. 3: No. 2 Dance of the Young Kurds, Gayane Suite No. 1: No. 8 Lezginka ; Lincke, Berliner Luft ; Monteverdi, “Si dolce è’l tormento”, madrigal for solo voice and basso continuo, SV 332 ; Philip, The Liberty Bell ; Respighi, Pini di Roma