Simon Rattle Conducts Brahms And Schumann

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AO30120141222

As a prelude to Radio 3's 'Celebrating Simon Rattle' festivities next year, Afternoon on 3 this week offers a chance to hear the conductor's recent cycle of the complete Schumann and Brahms symphonies. Sir Simon Rattle conducts here music which has formed the backbone of this legendary orchestra's repertoire for over a century, not least under Rattle's predecessors, Wilhelm Furtwangler and Herbert von Karajan.

Also this week, a rare chance to hear Jean Philippe Rameau's Zais recorded in the historic Hospices de Beaune at the heart of Burgundy, a day's walk from the composer's birthplace in Dijon.

Zais is best known for its overture, a powerful orchestral portrayal of Chaos and the creation of the universe. Written in 1748 it is an adaptation of Richardson's novel Pamela re-imagined in a mythological world of enchanted spirits and fantastical creatures.

Presented by Jonathan Swain

Schumann Symphony No. 1 in B flat, op. 38 ('Spring')

Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

(Schumann and Brahms cycle continues tomorrow afternoon)

3.15pm

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) - Zaïs, ballet héroïque in one prologue and four acts

Prologue and Act I

Zaïs....Julian Pregardien (tenor)

Zélide....Marie Arnet (soprano)

Oramasès....Konstantin Wolff (baritone)

Cindor....Benoît Arnould (bass)

Grande Prêtresse de l'Amour....Amel Brahim Djelloul (soprano)

L'Amour....Hasnaa Bennani (soprano)

Un Sylphe....Zachary Wilder (countertenor)

Namur Chamber Chorus

Les Talens Lyriques

Christophe Rousset (conductor)

(Recorded at the Cour des Hospices during the 2014 Beaune Festival)

continued at c. 3.20pm tomorrow.

AO30120141222

As a prelude to Radio 3's 'Celebrating Simon Rattle' festivities next year, Afternoon on 3 this week offers a chance to hear the conductor's recent cycle of the complete Schumann and Brahms symphonies. Sir Simon Rattle conducts here music which has formed the backbone of this legendary orchestra's repertoire for over a century, not least under Rattle's predecessors, Wilhelm Furtwangler and Herbert von Karajan.

Also this week, a rare chance to hear Jean Philippe Rameau's Zais recorded in the historic Hospices de Beaune at the heart of Burgundy, a day's walk from the composer's birthplace in Dijon.

Zais is best known for its overture, a powerful orchestral portrayal of Chaos and the creation of the universe. Written in 1748 it is an adaptation of Richardson's novel Pamela re-imagined in a mythological world of enchanted spirits and fantastical creatures.

Presented by Jonathan Swain

Schumann Symphony No. 1 in B flat, op. 38 ('Spring')

Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

(Schumann and Brahms cycle continues tomorrow afternoon)

3.15pm

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) - Zaïs, ballet héroïque in one prologue and four acts

Prologue and Act I

Zaïs..... Julian Pregardien (tenor)

Zélide..... Marie Arnet (soprano)

Oramasès..... Konstantin Wolff (baritone)

Cindor..... Benoît Arnould (bass)

Grande Prêtresse de l'Amour..... Amel Brahim Djelloul (soprano)

L'Amour..... Hasnaa Bennani (soprano)

Un Sylphe..... Zachary Wilder (countertenor)

Namur Chamber Chorus

Les Talens Lyriques

Christophe Rousset (conductor)

(Recorded at the Cour des Hospices during the 2014 Beaune Festival)

continued at c. 3.20pm tomorrow.

AO30220141223

As a prelude to Radio 3's 'Celebrating Simon Rattle' festivities next year, Afternoon on 3 this week offers a a chance to hear his recent cycle of the complete Schumann and Brahms symphonies. Today Sir Simon Rattle conducts their second symphonies.

Also this week, a rare chance to hear Jean Philippe Rameau's Zais from the Beaune Festival.

Presented by Jonathan Swain

Schumann Symphony No. 2 in C, op. 61

Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D, op. 73

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

(Schumann and Brahms cycle continues tomorrow afternoon)

3.15pm

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) - Zaïs, ballet héroïque in one prologue and four acts

Today: Act II

Zaïs....Julian Pregardien (tenor)

Zélide....Marie Arnet (soprano)

Oramasès....Konstantin Wolff (baritone)

Cindor....Benoît Arnould (bass)

Grande Prêtresse de l'Amour....Amel Brahim Djelloul (soprano)

L'Amour....Hasnaa Bennani (soprano)

Un Sylphe....Zachary Wilder (countertenor)

Namur Chamber Chorus

Les Talens Lyriques

Christophe Rousset (conductor)

(Recorded at the Cour des Hospices during the 2014 Beaune Festival)

continued at c. 3.10pm Friday afternoon.

AO30220141223

As a prelude to Radio 3's 'Celebrating Simon Rattle' festivities next year, Afternoon on 3 this week offers a a chance to hear his recent cycle of the complete Schumann and Brahms symphonies. Today Sir Simon Rattle conducts their second symphonies.

Also this week, a rare chance to hear Jean Philippe Rameau's Zais from the Beaune Festival.

Presented by Jonathan Swain

Schumann Symphony No. 2 in C, op. 61

Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D, op. 73

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

(Schumann and Brahms cycle continues tomorrow afternoon)

3.15pm

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) - Zaïs, ballet héroïque in one prologue and four acts

Today: Act II

Zaïs..... Julian Pregardien (tenor)

Zélide..... Marie Arnet (soprano)

Oramasès..... Konstantin Wolff (baritone)

Cindor..... Benoît Arnould (bass)

Grande Prêtresse de l'Amour..... Amel Brahim Djelloul (soprano)

L'Amour..... Hasnaa Bennani (soprano)

Un Sylphe..... Zachary Wilder (countertenor)

Namur Chamber Chorus

Les Talens Lyriques

Christophe Rousset (conductor)

(Recorded at the Cour des Hospices during the 2014 Beaune Festival)

continued at c. 3.10pm Friday afternoon.

AO30320141224

As a prelude to Radio 3's 'Celebrating SimonRattle' festivities next year, Afternoon on 3 this week offers a chance to hear his recent cycle of the complete Schumann and Brahms symphonies. Today Sir Simon Rattle conducts the composers' third symphonies.

Presented by Katie Derham

Schumann Symphony No. 3 in E flat, op. 97

Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F, op. 90

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

(Schumann and Brahms cycle continues on Friday afternoon).

AO30320141224

As a prelude to Radio 3's 'Celebrating SimonRattle' festivities next year, Afternoon on 3 this week offers a chance to hear his recent cycle of the complete Schumann and Brahms symphonies. Today Sir Simon Rattle conducts the composers' third symphonies.

Presented by Katie Derham

Schumann Symphony No. 3 in E flat, op. 97

Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F, op. 90

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

(Schumann and Brahms cycle continues on Friday afternoon).

AO304 LAST20141226

Concluding this week's prelude to Radio 3's 'Celebrating Simon Rattle' festivities next year, today Sir Simon conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in the Fourth Symphonies by Schumann and Brahms.

That's followed by the last two acts of Jean Philippe Rameau's Zais from the Beaune Festival.

Presented by Katie Derham

Schumann Symphony No. 4 in D minor, op. 120 (1841 version)

Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op. 98

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

3.05pm

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) - Zaïs, ballet héroïque in one prologue and four acts

Today: Acts III and IV

Zaïs....Julian Pregardien (tenor)

Zélide....Marie Arnet (soprano)

Oramasès....Konstantin Wolff (baritone)

Cindor....Benoît Arnould (bass)

Grande Prêtresse de l'Amour....Amel Brahim Djelloul (soprano)

L'Amour....Hasnaa Bennani (soprano)

Un Sylphe....Zachary Wilder (countertenor)

Namur Chamber Chorus

Les Talens Lyriques

Christophe Rousset (conductor)

(Recorded at the Cour des Hospices during the 2014 Beaune Festival).

AO304 LAST20141226

Concluding this week's prelude to Radio 3's 'Celebrating Simon Rattle' festivities next year, today Sir Simon conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in the Fourth Symphonies by Schumann and Brahms.

That's followed by the last two acts of Jean Philippe Rameau's Zais from the Beaune Festival.

Presented by Katie Derham

Schumann Symphony No. 4 in D minor, op. 120 (1841 version)

Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op. 98

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

3.05pm

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) - Zaïs, ballet héroïque in one prologue and four acts

Today: Acts III and IV

Zaïs..... Julian Pregardien (tenor)

Zélide..... Marie Arnet (soprano)

Oramasès..... Konstantin Wolff (baritone)

Cindor..... Benoît Arnould (bass)

Grande Prêtresse de l'Amour..... Amel Brahim Djelloul (soprano)

L'Amour..... Hasnaa Bennani (soprano)

Un Sylphe..... Zachary Wilder (countertenor)

Namur Chamber Chorus

Les Talens Lyriques

Christophe Rousset (conductor)

(Recorded at the Cour des Hospices during the 2014 Beaune Festival).