Baton switch: Rattle cancels

Baton switch: Rattle cancels


norman lebrecht

May 09, 2018

The Berlin Philharmonic will not be conducted next week by Sir Simon Rattle in Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri.

He has cancelled ‘for family reasons’ (aus familiären Gründen).

Mikko Franck flies in.


  • Trevor S. says:

    Every human needs a break. Hope that everything is ok in his family.

  • Christopher Clift says:

    Hear, hear. I hope so too.

  • Chris Clift says:

    He and Magdalena have at least two young children – maybe they have problems in that connection – whatever, Simon doesn’t cancel without a very good reason

  • Michael Comins says:

    His LSO/Mahler concerts here in NY ending Monday were smashing!

  • Max Grimm says:

    While Rattle’s first two children are adults, he and Kožená (as Chris points out) have children of their own; two boys and a girl, the oldest is 13 and the youngest 3 years old.