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BBC NOW - Mahler's Symphony No 9

Live from St David's Hall, Cardiff

Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas

Thomas Søndergård and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales play Mahler's Symphony No. 9.

Mahler: Symphony No 9

Thomas Søndergård, conductor

Aware that Beethoven, Schubert and Bruckner had never lived beyond their Ninth symphonies, Mahler approached his own Ninth with trepidation. Opening with the rhythm of an irregular heartbeat from within the orchestra, Mahler's Ninth Symphony embarks on a journey of super-human intensity through to its heart-rending conclusion ninety minutes later.

Followed by highlights from last week's RNCM Festival of Brass at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

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2 hours, 30 minutes

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Fri 7 Feb 2014 19:30

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