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RLPO - Mahler's Ninth Symphony

2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 08 December 2011

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.


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