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Overview (1)

Born in Liverpool, England, UK

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (3)

Candace Allen (8 January 1996 - 2004) ( divorced)
Elise Ross (1980 - 1995) ( divorced) ( 2 children)
Magdalena Kozená (? - present)

Trivia (5)

His 1989 recording of "Porgy and Bess", which inspired the 1993 TV production, won a Gramophone Award in 1989.
Knighted in 1994.
Became Artistic Director and Conductor of the renowned Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 2002.
His recording of "Porgy and Bess" won the 1990 International Critics' Award.
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.

Personal Quotes (1)

[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.

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