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Medal for Sir Simon Rattle

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In the series of concerts with the music of Witold Lutosławski in Berlin created by Sir Simon Rattle, the following works of the Polish composer were performed:

Concerto for Orchestra (February 7-9, 2013), conductor: Manfred Honeck,
Piano Concerto (February 14-16), piano: Krystian Zimerman, conductor: Simon Rattle,
Cello Concerto (February 20-22), cello: Miklós Perényi, conductor: Simon Rattle,
Preludes and a Fugue (April 13), conductor: Simon Rattle,
Double Concerto for Oboe, Harp, and Strings (April 18-20), oboe: Jonathan Kelly, harp: Marie-Pierre Langlament, conductor: Simon Rattle.

The Berliner Philharmoniker web page on Witold Lutosławski: www.berliner-philharmoniker.de

We wish to remind you that to open their concert season the Berlin Philharmoniker already performed the Symphony no. 3 on August 28, 2012, under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle:

Excerpt from the concert’s recording:



Conversations with Sir Simon Rattle about Witold Lutosławski: The Berliner Festspiele / Musikfest Berlin program will include eight works by Witold Lutosławski (Concerto for Orchestra, Funeral Music, Venetian Games, Les espaces du sommeil, Mi-parti, Symphony no. 3, Chain II, and Symphony no. 4) performed by superb soloists (Anne-Sophie Mutter, Matthias Goerne), orchestras (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Philharmonia Orchestra London, Berliner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Berlin) and conductors (Daniele Gatti, Mariss Jansons, Ilan Volkov, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Alan Gilbert, Daniel Barenboim, Manfred Honeck).

A detailed program of events may be found at: www.berlinerfestspiele.de