CBSO - Schubert, Mahler, Dvorak
Presented by Petroc Trelawny. Karl-Heinz Steffens conducts the CBSO at Birmingham's Symphony Hall in Schubert's Symphony No 8, Mahler's Kindertotenlieder and Dvorak's Symphony No 7.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Conductor Karl-Heinz Steffens leads the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra through three masterworks of mid-European romanticism. No-one knows for sure why Schubert never completed his 8th Symphony but the two movements his did finish are among his most popular. Mahler's songs are heartfelt settings of poems that deal with the anguish and resignation at the death of a child and Dvorak's 7th is perhaps his greatest symphony and is an outpouring of his love and hopes for his Czech homeland.
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)
Dvořák: Symphony No. 7
Christianne Stotijn (mezzo)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Karl-Heinz Steffens (conductor)
Followed by Beethoven String Quartet in F Op. 59 No. 1 'Razumovsky' performed by the Artemis Quartet recorded at the Wigmore Hall.