While Rattle romps expressively on the podium, the Berlin Philharmonic musicians sometimes tend to play as inconsequentially as if they were a wife reaching to the fridge to get out a beer for her husband - Alex Bruggerman in Die Welt am Sonntag on Rattle's Cosi fan Tutte.
Read how the German critics are sharpening their teeth on Sir Simon before turning on the England football team in next month's soccer World Cup in Simon Rattle's Berlin Philharmonic failing to thrill in today's Guardian.
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