Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Renowned conductor Sir Simon Rattle takes music lovers on a journey into the past in this release highlighting some of the most memorable compositions of the twentieth century and featuring the talents of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Mezzo Soprano Anne Sofie Von Otter. Compositions featured on this release include Igor Stravinsky's "La Sacre de Printemps", Edgar Varése's "Ionisation", György Ligeti's "Atmosphéres", Steve Reich's "Music for Piece of Wood", Pierre Boulez's "Rituel in Memoriam Bruno Maderna", Olivier Messiaen's "Turangalîla-Symphony", Gustav Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde", and Conlon Nancarrow's "Piano Roll, No. 21".
symphony, best-of, classical-music, symphony-conductor, singer, soprano [voice]