Barbican Concerts

Brahms Symphony No 2

Thu 15 Mar 2012 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

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Robin Ticciati © Marco Borggreve

Robin Ticciati © Marco Borggreve

STRAUSS Tod und Verklärung
MAHLER Kindertotenlieder
BRAHMS Symphony No 2

Robin Ticciati conductor
Christopher Maltman baritone
London Symphony Orchestra

Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration) depicts an artist on his deathbed as thoughts of his life flash before him, until he finally is granted his longed-for glimpse of heaven. Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children) were a group of 428 poems written by Friedrich Rückert following the death of his children from scarlet fever. The especial poignancy of Mahler’s settings was that four years later, he lost his own daughter to the disease. The pastoral mood of Brahms’ Second Symphony is often compared to Beethoven’s Sixth and Brahms even jokingly wrote to his publisher that he had ‘never written anything so sad, and the score must come out in mourning’.


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Pre-concert performance
Guildhall Artists at the Barbican
6pm, Barbican Hall
Free entry
Brahms Sonata No 3 in F minor Op 5 and Variations on a theme of Paganini (Book 1) performed by Ben Schoeman (piano)


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