Is Simon Rattle's departure the start of a baton rush, wonders Norman Lebrecht
Is Simon Rattle's departure the start of a baton rush, asks Norman Lebrecht
Dozens of U.K. music stars including Elton John, Ed Sheeran and conductor Simon Rattle say musicians have been “shamefully failed” by the British government, which has left them facing post-Brexit restrictions on touring in the European Union.
“I have felt rather uncomfortable with it since the times of the Falklands...so I always avoided doing it.” Music Director of the LSO, simon rattle'>Sir Simon Rattle, says it may be time to find a “British compromise” on playing songs like ‘Rule, Britannia!’ on the Last Night of the Proms.
"Work like hell, stay curious, and realise that people around you are actually much nicer than you think they might be." Sir Simon Rattle's advice for young musicians:
This was the moment this morning when pen went to paper and Sir Simon Rattle became Music Director to be. #lsorattle