How Simon Rattle changed the Berlin Philharmonicmain
The orchestra has published a statistical survey of the 16 years of its outgoing music director.
During that period, the Philharmonic acquired 55 new players (out of 128).
It played 40 world premieres.
And among its most-programmed works, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring was third and Alban Berg’s Three Pieces for Orchestra came in sixth, just one performance behind Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony.
Read full survey here.