Just in: Rattle undergoes surgery

Just in: Rattle undergoes surgery


norman lebrecht

February 06, 2023

Message from the Berlin Phil:

Sir Simon Rattle has unfortunately had to cancel his appearances conducting the 16-18 February concerts as he has to undergo a minor surgical procedure during that week.

The Berliner Philharmoniker are very grateful to Matthias Pintscher for taking over the concerts as part of the Biennale.

Bernd Alois Zimmermann Musique pour les soupers du Roi Ubu
Bohuslav Martinů Rhapsody-Concerto for viola and orchestra
György Ligeti Requiem


  • Gustavo says:

    Notung, Notung…

  • DL says:

    What a fantastic program!!

  • Unvaccinated says:

    Nobody mention the jibby jab

  • Dan Oren says:

    Norman, my masters taught me that there is no minor surgical procedure.

  • Nathaniel Rosen says:

    And who might the viola soloist be?

  • Willem Philips says:

    The article headline says he has undergone surgery. The article says he is to undergo it. Which is it?

  • Paul Sekhri says:

    Wishing maestro Rattle a speedy recovery and maestro Pintscher toi toi for a wonderful concert!

  • Gustavo says:

    Poor time management.