Rattle: the exhibition

FIRST PERFORMANCES

A list of world premieres conducted by Sir Simon Rattle around the world.

16 March 1977
ANTHONY GILBERT Crow-Cry
London Sinfonietta at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

2 February 1978
PETER MAXWELL-DAVIES Symphony No 1
Philharmonia Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall, London

8 March 1978
JOHN TAVENER Kyklike Kinesis
London Sinfonietta at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Elise Ross, soprano; Christopher von Kampen, cello

25 April 1978
ELISABETH LUTYENS Rondel
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

25 November 1978
HK GRUBER Frankenstein!! (orchestral version)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
HK Gruber, chansonnier

14 April 1979
OLIVER KNUSSEN Coursing – Etude No 1 (preliminary version)
London Sinfonietta at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

17 January 1981
DETLEV MÜLLER-SIEMENS Under Neonlight I
London Sinfonietta, London

11 May 1982
PETER MAXWELL DAVIES Black Pentecost
Philharmonia Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall, London
Jan De Gaetani, mezzo-soprano; Michael Rippon, baritone

23 November 1982
GEORGE BENJAMIN At First Light
London Sinfonietta at St John's Smith Square

9 December 1982
ROBIN HOLLOWAY Clarissa Symphony Op 30a
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Eilene Hannan, soprano; John Mitchinson, tenor at Town Hall, Birmingham

2 October 1984
TORU TAKEMITSU Vers, l'arc-en-ciel, Palma
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Birmingham
John Williams, guitar; Peter Walden, oboe d'amore

10 January 1985
TORU TAKEMITSU riverrun
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in LA
Peter Serkin, piano

21 January 1986
TRISTAN MURAIL Time and again
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Town Hall, Birmingham

18 September 1986
ROBIN HOLLOWAY Seascape and Harvest
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at BBC Birmingham

24 January 1988
HANS WERNER HENZE Cinque piccoli concerti e ritornelli
London Sinfonietta in London

19 January 1989
JONATHAN LLOYD Symphony No 1
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Birmingham

14 March 1989
ALEXANDER GOEHR Eve dreams in Paradise
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Town Hall, Birmingham
Ameral Gunson, soprano; Philip Langridge, tenor

5 October 1989
MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE Three Screaming Popes, after Francis Bacon
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

30 June 1990
TORU TAKEMITSU My Way of Life, In Memory of Michael Vyner
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at The Leeds Festival
François le Roux, baritone

11 September 1990
SOFIA GUBAIDULINA Alleluja
Berliner Philharmoniker at Berliner Festwochen
soloist from Toelzer Knabenchor Leipziger Rudnfunkchor

18 December 1990
MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE Kai
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham
Ulrich Heinen, cello

12 June 1991
MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE Momentum
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

6 July 1991
HOWARD BLAKE Let Music Live!
National Festival of Music for Youth at Keep Music Alive In Our Schools Day, Royal Festival Hall, London

21 January 1992
ROBIN HOLLOWAY The Spacious Firmament
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

20 October 1993
MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE Drowned Out
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Nottingham Royal Hall

20 November 1994
COLIN MATTHEWS …through the glass
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham

29 November 1994
SOFIA GUBAIDULINA Zeitgestalten
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

29 November 1994
SOFIA GUBAIDULINA Figures of Time
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

10 November 1995
JOHN ADAMS Lollapalooza
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

13 December 1995
JUDITH WEIR Forest
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

5 July 1997
MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE Four-Horned Fandango
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

1 October 1997
THOMAS ADÈS Asyla
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

14 January 1999
JUDITH WEIR Natural History
Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston
Dawn Upshaw, soprano

21 November 1999
KENNETH HESKETH The Circling Canopy of Night
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at CBSO Centre, Birmingham

12 December 1999
MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE About Time
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at Ely Cathedral

8 March 2000
MAGNUS LINDBERG Gran Duo
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall, London

15 March 2000
JUDITH WEIR We are shadows
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

30 March 2000
HANS WERNER HENZE Symphony No 10 (first movement only)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

30 March 2000
SIMON HOLT Sunrise's yellow noise
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Lisa Milne, soprano

10 October 2000
COLIN MATTHEWS Continuum
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at Barbican Centre, London
Cynthia Clarey, mezzo-soprano

17 August 2002
HANS WERNER HENZE Symphony No 10 (complete)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Lucerne Festival

27 October 2002
SIMON HOLT Boots of Lead
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at CBSO Centre, Birmingham
Rinat Shaham, mezzo-soprano

07 December 2002
NICHOLAS MAW Sophie's Choice
The Royal Opera, Royal Opera House

11 January 2003
HK GRUBER Dancing in the Dark
Wiener Philharmoniker at Musikverein, Wien

5 September 2003
HENRI DUTILLEUX Correspondences
Berliner Philharmoniker at Berlin Philharmonie
Dawn Upshaw, soprano

17 June 2004
TAN DUN Four Secret Roads of Marco Polo (premiered as 'Secret Land')
Berliner Philharmoniker at Berlin Philharmonie
12 violoncellos solo

22 October 2004
MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE A Relic of Memory
Berliner Philharmoniker at Berlin Philharmonie

9 December 2004
PAUL HINDEMITH Klaviermusik mit Orchester
Berliner Philharmoniker at Berlin Philharmonie
Leon Fleisher, piano

1 February 2006
SOFIA GUBAIDULINA Feast During a Plague
Philadelphia Orchestra at Kimmel Center, Philadelphia

16 March 2006
BRETT DEAN Komarov's Fall
Berliner Philharmoniker at Berlin Philharmonie

16 March 2006
MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE Ceres
Berliner Philharmoniker at Berlin Philharmonie

16 March 2006
KAIJA SAARIAHO Asteroid 4179: Toutatis
Berliner Philharmoniker at Berlin Philharmonie

21 February 2007
THOMAS ADÈS Tevot
Berliner Philharmoniker at Berlin Philharmonie

25 August 2007
MAGNUS LINDBERG Seht die Sonne
Berliner Philharmoniker at Berlin Philharmonie

7 November 2007
CHRISTIAN JOST Heart of Darkness
Berliner Philharmoniker at Berlin Philharmonie
Karl-Heinz Steffens, clarinet

2 October 2008
BRETT DEAN Songs of Joy
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Peter Coleman-Wright, baritone

28 August 2009
KAIJA SAARIAHO Laterna Magica
Berliner Philharmoniker at Berlin Philharmonie

10 February 2011
TOSHIO HOSOKAWA Horn Concerto, Moment of Blossoming
Berliner Philharmoniker at Berlin Philharmonie
Stefan Dohr, horn

13 October 2011
JONATHAN HARVEY Weltethos
Berliner Philharmoniker at Berlin Philharmonie

25 April 2013
BRETT DEAN The Last Days of Socrates
Berliner Philharmoniker at Berlin Philharmonie
John Tomlinson, baritone

23 August 2014
UNSUK CHIN Le silence des sirènes
Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra at KKL, Konsertsaal, Lucerne
Barbara Hannigan, soprano

20 June 2015
JONATHAN DOVE The Monster in the Maze
Berliner Philharmoniker at Berlin Philharmonie

16 June 2016
BETSY JOLAS A Little Summer Suite
Berliner Philharmoniker at Berlin Philharmonie

26 June 2016
PETER MAXWELL DAVIES The Hogboon
London Symphony Orchestra at Barbican Centre, London

8 July 2016
JULIAN ANDERSON Incantesimi
Berliner Philharmoniker at Berlin Philharmonie

19 January 2017
MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE Remembering: in memoriam Evan Schofield
London Symphony Orchestra at Barbican Centre, London

31 May 2017
THOMAS ADÈS Powder Her Face Suite (2017 version)
Berliner Philharmoniker at Berlin Philharmonie

17 June 2017
ANDREW NORMAN A Trip to the Moon
Berliner Philharmoniker at Berlin Philharmonie