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This month on Mezzo

Mezzo is a channel for discoveries, following the artists closely.

Every month we feature different artists and repertoires with concerts, live performances, exclusive footage and documentaries.

Sir Simon Rattle

Sir Simon Rattle is one of the most committed conductors of modern and contemporary music. The proof with these concerts recorded in London and Aix-en-Provence, where he conducts Ligeti, Messiaen, Dutilleux ... With the precision of his gesture, the English conductor  has no equal to bring out the expressiveness or the rhythmic fulgurance of these pages.


Elgar, Adès, Birtwistle, Knussen, Grime    - premiere

Grime: Fanfare (world premiere) – Adès: Asyla – Birtwistle: Violin Concerto – Knussen: Symphony no.3 – Elgar: Enigma Variations

Christian Tetzlaff (violin), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle


Webern, Berg, Ligeti, Stravinsky

Webern: Six Pieces for orchestra op. 6 – Berg: Three fragments from Wozzeck – Ligeti: Mysteries of the Macabre – Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Barbara Hannigan (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle


Messiaen, Bruckner

Messiaen: Couleurs de la cité céleste –Bruckner: Symphony no.8

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle


Ravel, Dutilleux, Delage

Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin, Daphnis et Chloé, Suite no.2 –Dutilleux: L'arbre des songes, Métaboles – Delage : Quatre poèmes hindous

Julia Bullock (soprano), Leonidas Kavakos (violin), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle


Dove : The Monster in the maze

London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée, Sir Simon Rattle

Marie-Ève Signeyrole (staging)