Knowledge Identifier: +Simon_Rattle
Born in 1955.
Countries: United Kingdom (41%), Germany (18%), (11%)
Linked to: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Janet Baker - Among her most notable achievements are her recordings of the Angel in Elgar's "The Dream of Gerontius", made with Sir John Barbirolli in December 1964 and Sir Simon Rattle over twenty years later; her 1965 performances of Elgar's "Sea Pictures" and Mahler's Rückert-Lieder, recorded with Barbirolli; and, from 1965, the first commercial recording of Ralph Vaughan Williams's Christmas oratorio "Hodie" under Sir David Willcocks
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic - Its patron is Sir Simon Rattle, who was a percussionist in the orchestra from 1965 to 1972
He entered the Royal Academy of Music, University of London, in 1971
Rattle made his North American debut in 1976, conducting the London Schools Symphony Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl
In 1977 he became assistant conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - The CBSO began to gain greater international renown after Simon Rattle became chief conductor in 1980
John Mark Ainsley - Ainsley made his official solo debut in 1987 when he sang in Stravinsky's "Mass" under Simon Rattle
In 1993, Rattle made his conducting debut with The Philadelphia Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra - They can be heard in the 1993 television production of Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess", conducted by Simon Rattle and the 1989 EMI recording of the opera
He has championed much contemporary music, an example of this being the 1996 TV series "Leaving Home", where he presents a 7-part survey of musical styles and conductors with excerpts recorded by the CBSO. His newest recordings with the Berlin orchestra have, on the whole, been favourably received, notably his recordings of the Dvo?ák tone poems, Mahler's Symphony No. 9 and Claude Debussy's "La mer"
Oliver Knussen - He was married to Sue Knussen, a US-born producer and director of music programmes for BBC television and for the UK's Channel 4 – for which she made "Leaving Home", an introduction to 20th century music presented by Simon Rattle in a series of seven one-hour programmes, which won the 1996 BAFTA *award for "Best Arts Series"
Lena Horne - Thereafter, Horne essentially retired from performing and largely retreated from public view, though she did return to the recording studio in 2000 to contribute vocal tracks on Simon Rattle's "Classic Ellington" album
He gave his first concert as principal conductor of the BPO on 7 September 2002, leading performances of Thomas Adès' "Asyla" and Mahler's Symphony No. 5, performances which received rave reviews from the press worldwide and were recorded for CD and DVD release by EMI. Early collaborative projects in the Berlin community with Rattle and the BPO involved a choreographed performance of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" and a film project with Mark-Anthony Turnage's "Blood on the Floor"
Veronika Eberle - Salzburg Easter Festival - Since giving her concerto debut at the age of 10 , she has appeared with some of the world's finest orchestras, and her introduction by Simon Rattle to a packed Festpielhaus at the 2006 Salzburg Easter Festival, in a performance of the Beethoven concerto with the Berliner Philharmoniker, spurred her international career
Vladimir Komarov - This asteroid and the cosmonaut inspired the composer Brett Dean to write a piece of symphonic music commissioned by conductor Simon Rattle in 2006
He has won two other Grammy awards, one Choral Performance award for a recording of Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms" in 2007, and another for Best Orchestral Performance for a recording of Mahler's unfinished "Symphony No. 10" in 2000
The government of France made him a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 2010
Symphony No. 9 (Bruckner) - In 2012, EMI released a live recording of the Conclusive Edition of the Samale et al. score with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Simon Rattle
Symphony No. 9 (Bruckner) - It was performed in Berlin on 9 February 2012 by Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic and can be watched on the Internet
In March 2015 it was confirmed that Rattle has accepted the post of principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra , a position which he will take up in September 2017