Simon Rattle receives freedom of the City

In London, we love an occasion to dress up.

Not sure what extra privileges it entails. He can already ride free on the buses.

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  • When speaking Rattle… have you Norman notice that one important player of Rattle’s former orchestra trumpet section has resigned? The biggest news of this year!

  • Since Sir Simon Rattle is still primarily resident in the Federal Republic of Germany and has declared no intention to relocate from Berlin, I am surprised that Norman thinks he’s entitled to a free buss pass. Rattle may have a second home near the river, but Freedom Passes are normally only issued to citizens whose main seat of residence is the UK.

  • Freedom of the City means, in this case, that Sir Simon is no longer obliged to keep to the notated score or to be on time when performing in London.

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