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Simon Rattle : from Birmingham to Berlin

Author: Nicholas Kenyon
Publisher: London : Faber, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : New edView all editions and formats
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"The first version of Nicholas Kenyon's biography - published in 1987 - has been rewritten, expanded and updated, including revealing new interviews with the conductor and his friends and colleagues, as Rattle takes on the music directorship of the Berlin Philharmonic, one of the world's greatest orchestras. Kenyon talks extensively to Rattle, asks friends and colleagues about the gifts that make Rattle one of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Simon Rattle; Simon Rattle
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Kenyon
ISBN: 0571205488 9780571205486
OCLC Number: 47674953
Notes: Previous ed.: 1987.
Description: ix, 358 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1 'The stakes are just so high for everyone' Rattle 2000 1 --
2 'This is the orchestra that claims it created Karajan' Towards Berlin 1987-2001 21 --
3 'Monomaniacal about music' Early Years 1955-74 50 --
Interlude 1 'The most vital meeting of them all' John Carewe 76 --
4 'It had to be hard sometimes' Professional Start 1974-80 86 --
5 'I didn't realize how important it would be to be here' Birmingham 1980-90 105 --
Interlude 2 'The music business is completely unnatural ...' Rattle on the Record 158 --
6 'It will drive people back to live performance' Media Old and New 1986-2000 164 --
7 'On the whole I'm in favour of monogamy' Around the World in the 1980s 185 --
Interlude 3 'It's difficult for geniuses ...' Friends, Colleagues, Critics, Composers 213 --
8 'This is the place where ideas are allowed' Birmingham 1991-98 229 --
9 'He conducts life, not notes' Around the World in the 1990s 283 --
10 'What you see is really all there is' Rattle 2001 310.
Responsibility: Nicholas Kenyon.

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This updated and revised edition provides a portrait of Rattle which describes his rise to fame by way of frank interviews with family friends and colleagues, and with Rattle himself.  Read more...

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'Simon Rattle put the orchestra firmly into gear, revved it up and embarked on a journey of full-throttle music-making that left bystanders aghast at its sheer splendour and invention.' Daily Read more...

 
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