Aix-en-Provence Festival 2021: Concert #1

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On tour

Wed 7 Jul 2021 8.00pm - 10.00pm
Grand Théâtre de Provence

Strauss Le bourgeois gentilhomme
Mahler arr Glen Cortese
Das Lied von der Erde

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Magdalena Kožená soprano
Andrew Staples tenor
London Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: for more information and tickets please visit the Aix-en-Provence Festival website.

The London Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, devotes its first concert to two of Wagner’s most eminent successors: Strauss and Mahler, who both responded in dramatically different ways to the question “What should I compose to follow Tristan und Isolde?” The former with the gleefully brilliant Le Bourgeois gentilhomme; the latter pushed even further into the last days of romanticism with The Song of the Earth. Both works, however, brought music into the modern era.