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Simon Rattle

Simon Rattle was born on January 19, 1955 in Liverpool, England. He is known for his work on Rhythm Is It! (2004), Trip to Asia - Die Suche nach dem Einklang (2008) and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006). He is married to Magdalena Kozená. He was previously married to Candace Allen and Elise Ross. See full bio »
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 2016 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (2016) ... (conductor - as Sir Simon Rattle)
 2013 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La Flûte enchantée/The Magic Flute (TV Movie) (conductor - as Sir Simon Rattle)
 2008 Trip to Asia - Die Suche nach dem Einklang (Documentary) (musical director)
 2006 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (conductor - as Sir Simon Rattle)
 2003 Deep Blue (Documentary) (conductor)
 2003 Fidelio (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1999 My Life So Far (conductor: "Symphony No.5 in C Minor, Op.67" and "String Quartet No.16 in F Major, Op.135" - as Sir Simon Rattle)
 1993 American Playhouse (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Porgy and Bess (1993) ... (conductor)
 1989 Henry V (conductor: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra)
 1985 Britten: War Requiem (TV Movie) (orchestra conducted by)
 1985 The Human Voice (TV Special) (conductor)
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Conducted a special performance of Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9" on New Year's Eve 1999, to celebrate the new millenium. See more »

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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.


He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1987 and knighthood in 1994 for his services to music. See more »

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