MAHLER Das Lied von der Erde
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Simon O’Neill tenor
Christian Gerhaher baritone
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle is joined by two international opera stars for a programme of sumptuous music from the masters of Romanticism, Strauss and Mahler.
Strauss and Mahler both shared the ability to exploit the full force of the orchestra, weaving moments of intense emotion into cinematic musical landscapes. This is especially true of Metamorphosen and Das Lied von der Erde. With Strauss writing his work for strings in the wake of the destruction of war, and Mahler’s symphonic settings of ancient poetry lamenting the death of his eldest daughter, these two sentimental works are laced with moments of heartache.
As one of the finest interpreters of Romantic repertoire, Sir Simon Rattle brings together Simon O’Neill and Christian Gerhaher, two of the leading performers in opera houses around the world, for this poignant programme: a portrait of love, grief and a reflection on life itself.
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On sale online from 10am Friday 3 February 2017
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
Barbican Hall 6pm, free entry
Part of the 2017/18 season
This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3
Sunday 17 Dec 2017:
Strauss & Mahler
Thursday 11 Jan 2018:
Sunday 4 Feb 2018:
Mahler Symphony No 2
Sunday 22 Apr 2018:
Mahler comp Cooke Symphony No 10