BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
4 Apr 2019, City Halls
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BBC SSO 2018-19 Season Live Stream: Mahler & Takemitsu

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Live Stream: Mahler & Takemitsu
19:10 Thu 4 Apr 2019 Grand Hall
Watch live as Donald Runnicles conducts two works by Takemitsu & Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde.
Watch live as Donald Runnicles conducts two works by Takemitsu & Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde.

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As Gustav Mahler contemplated his own mortality, he drew consolation and strength from the poetry of ancient China. 'Das Lied von der Erde' is the result: a symphony in all but name that distils every last drop of life’s sorrow and sweetness into six heartrending songs. Toru Takemitsu, meanwhile, looked west: charting a very personal musical path between western classical music and the philosophy and art of his native Japan to create soundscapes of unique, and haunting, beauty. Glowing autumn colours mingle with cries of longing in this wonderfully conceived programme from the BBC SSO’s hugely respected Conductor Emeritus Donald Runnicles, plus two singers whose unflinching emotional commitment has won international acclaim.