Live from the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Presented by Stuart Flinders
Tonight's concert contains one work: Mahler's final completed work, the 9th Symphony. Written in the Dolomite mountain peaks of South Tyrol, Mahler knew he was suffering from a heart condition which was to cut short his life in 1911. This was a particularly distraught time - 2 years previously the Mahlers' oldest daughter had died, and their marriage too had become unhappy. Mahler poured all his emotions into this poignantly powerful and heartbreaking work - a masterpiece of the symphonic repertoire.
Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 9
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, conductor.