Gala from Berlin 2012 with Cecilia Bartoli & Simon Rattle
Baroque & Dance Music
Simon Rattle's vast repertoire also includes numerous works from the Baroque era. The conductor once named Jean-Philippe Rameau, whose music is characterised by an irresistible "swing", as his favourite composer. Instrumental works by Rameau are set against arias by Handel, among others, in this New Year’s Eve Concert with the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2012. The soloist is Cecilia Bartoli, who has thrilled audiences for decades with vocal acrobatics, flawless breathing technique, and soaring pianissimi. Dances by Dvořák and Brahms, as well as Ravel's beguiling Second Suite from Daphnis et Chloé, provide an exhilarating end to the concert, and to the year.
- Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo-Soprano), Jonathan Kelly (Oboe), Gabor Tarkövi (Trombone)
- Berliner Philharmoniker
- Sir Simon Rattle