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Simon Rattle

Simon Rattle was born on January 19, 1955 in Liverpool, England. He is married to Magdalena Kozená. He was previously married to Candace Allen and Elise Ross. See full bio »
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 2012 The Artist and the Model (performer: "Novena Sinfonía")
 2012 London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder (TV Movie) (performer: "Chariots of Fire")
 2009 Snow White (TV Movie) ("Symphony No. 9 in D: IV. Adagio (Sehr langsam und noch zurückhaltend)")
 2009 Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (performer: "The Rite of Spring (rev 1947)" - as Sir Simon Rattle)
 2008 De l'autre côté du lit (performer: "The Planets - Op.32 - Suite for large Orchestra")
 2004 The Ninth (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "9th Symphony")
 2003 Listening (Short) ("Piano Concerto No. 5: Second Movement")
 1999 My Life So Far (performer: "Symphony No.5 in C Minor, Op.67" (1809), "String Quartet No.16 in F Major, Op.135" (1826) - as Sir Simon Rattle)
 1993 American Playhouse (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Porgy and Bess (1993) ... (performer: "Overture and Jasbo Brown Blues", "Closing Credits Music")
 1991 Breakfast with the Arts (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- American Night with Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic ... (performer: "Rhapsody in Blue", "Overture to 'Candide'", "Selections from 'Porgy and Bess'")
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Other Works:

Conducted the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (UK) on the compact disc recording of "Classic Ellington" (EMI/Blue Note, 2000) which was arranged and orchestrated by arranger-composer Luther Henderson. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Simon Rattel | Sir Simon Rattle

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Personal Quote:

[on Beethoven] We should remember how astonishing and outstanding and dangerous the music is now. We know it so well, but we should never get used to it. Nobody has Francis Bacon on their walls in their house - or very few people - but sometimes people listen to Beethoven as though it were background and a comfort, and I think that is very dangerous.


His recording of "Porgy and Bess" won the 1990 International Critics' Award. See more »

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