Will you still need me, will? will you still feed me/ When I'm sixty-four
On the 19. January Simon Rattle has his 64. Birthday celebrated – and for a Liverpudlian which is of course a symbolic age. Paul McCartney invented the melody in 1957, was the Rattle is just two years old when the Beatles recorded the Song a decade later for the "Sgt. Pepper"Album, just for Teenagers and matured. Since he already knew that he wanted to be a classical music professional, and impressed at the "European summer course for young musicians" soloist in Mozart's piano Concerto KV 488. Three years later he conducted his first Symphony concert, as a 15-Year-old. From this Moment on rattle's career was almost as crazy-fast as the Liverpool Band.
Will you still be sending me a Valentine/Birthday greetings, bottle of wine?
a matter of honor that the Berlin Philharmonic wanted to have her Ex-boss, nine months after his official farewell. Last week, they once again left their Peter-Sellars-visualization of Bach's St. Matthew passion, and on Thursday a new einstudiertes program followed. Freed from the everyday stresses of the artistic Director, Rattle has conducted in Schumann's 2. Symphony absolutely solved. Sure, the reins could hold even tighter, more on detail, precision throb – but such a wonderful naturalness of expression develops in the sold-out Philharmonie. Yes, the score expands formally to the sounding experience in nature, with strong light/shadow effects, breathing melodies, light and sound colors, vital Drive. As organically grown, this music is not conceived of as at a Desk. That Rattle is applause at the end of the orchestra as a whole, to shake all the voting guides and woodwind soloists, the hands, speaks for the pleasure that he feels in such a relaxed communication with the familiar squad.
Doing the garden, digging the weeds/Who could ask for more?
Only in the domestic garden weed to weed, does not conform to the Charter of the Sir. His horizon is far beyond the Jägerzauns. That's why he has brought it to Berlin, Helmut Lachenmann's 36-minute short film "My melodies" Laugh, premiered last June in Munich. To be awarded composition commissions, honorig, a still greater fact, however, is to get the new pieces to the second performances to carry it into other rooms. Especially if it is challenges like this that not only eight of the solo horns, and calls, but also – in each case in pairs! E – worker guitars, harps, tubas, pianos, and Timpani, as well as six further blow.
"It's not about new sounds, new Listening" that has formulated the composer's claim. Everyone in the room can therefore decide for himself what he associated with, which images arise before the inner eye, if he is just getting used to this acoustic adventure. Only exceptionally, the giant of the orchestra is sometimes loud, most of the time it produces delicate sounds, the origin of which is always ambiguous. Which in turn keeps the attention level high.More about
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Helmut scratch laughing man, the refined ears provocateur, has left the Sixty-four by the way. He is now 83.