(TV Movie) (conductor)
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)
(conductor: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra)
Conducted a special performance of Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9" on New Year's Eve 1999, to celebrate the new millenium.
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Sir Simon Rattel | Sir Simon Rattle
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[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.