MAHLER Symphony No 9
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Tickets: for more information and tickets please visit the Santander International Festival website.
Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.
Mahler’s final completed symphony, never heard while he was alive, doesn’t end so much as expire. Two slow movements frame two fast ones – the beginning, birth (or creation); the end, death (or ascension); with the hurried business of life in between.
Sir Simon Rattle once said that the music of Mahler never needed any translation for him; it just made sense. This performance promises to be a revelation.