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Simon Rattle

Why Does London Need a New Concert Hall?

Tony Woodcock | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

The press and media are all over this one and obviously excited at the prospect of luring back Rattle to his homeland. They also argue for something that London really needs. And this feeding frenzy, I fear, could obscure some rational and strategic thinking that needs to be put in place before anyone signs up for a project.

Berliners Give U.S. Audience Goosebumps

AP | By RONALD BLUM | Posted 02.27.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- When 12-year-old Simon Rattle heard Mahler's Second Symphony live for the first time, he concluded he wanted to be a conductor. Forty-fiv...

When Worlds Collide: Mismatched Music Documentaries

George Heymont | Posted 07.30.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Sometimes, pairing documentaries about forms of musical expression that seem completely alien to each other produces a fascinating contrast.

Doings at Disney Hall: A Tale of Two Orchestras

Donna Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Donna Perlmutter

There he was, Sir Simon Rattle, fronting the fabled Berlin Philharmonic. Disney Hall rocked. And swayed. And, yes, rolled. There's no orchestra like this one.