Simon Rattle http://tpr.org en Best Of: Simon Rattle And The Berliners http://tpr.org/post/best-simon-rattle-and-berliners <p>It was on a Summer morning in Mexico City that I heard the sad news of the passing of Herbert von Karajan. The notice was on the radio as I drove over to the Sala Nezahualcoytl, on the campus of Mexico's National University. I was on my way to play a matinee concert with the Orquesta de la Mineria.</p><p>Once I arrived, I immediately went to the dressing room of the conductor, Luis Herrera de la Fuente, to relate the bad news. He was alarmed. "Are you sure?" he asked. "I'm afraid so, Maestro," I replied.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 17:26:52 +0000 James Baker 4167 at http://tpr.org Best Of: Simon Rattle And The Berliners