Anton Webern: Im Sommerwind - idyll for orchestra
Arnold Schoenberg: 5 Orchestral Pieces, Op.16
Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Rich, moving, magical - hear musical Romanticism in its last throes at this concert of works from the first decade of the 20th century.
Gustav Mahler's culminating synthesis of song and symphony, Das Lied von der Erde, is the composer's most profound musical exploration of what life means.
It is a piece whose concurrent darkness and radiance changed the parameters of vocal and orchestral expression forever and placed a full-stop on the most remarkable compositional career of the age.
The evening opens with the gentle, undulating beauty of Webern's Im Sommerwind, followed by Schoenberg's demonstrations of condensed orchestral effect, his Five Orchestral Pieces.Performers
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder conductor
Lilli Paasikivi mezzo-soprano
Paul Groves tenor