With John Shea
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with its Music Director Manfred Honeck for Mahler's turbulent Fifth Symphony as the main work. Written whilst he was recuperating from a sudden life-threatening illness, it is full of nostalgia. The famous Adagietto leads into a wonderfully transformative final movement. Before this the orchestra are joined by the celebrated German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter for 'Time Chant' - a never ending aria by her compatriot, Wolfgang Rihm. Wagner's ethereal Prelude to Lohengrin opens the programme.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny.
Wagner: Lohengrin (Prelude, Act 1)
Wolfgang Rihm: Gesungene Zeit
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck (conductor).