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The Halle - Mozart, Mahler

From the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Mark Elder conducts the Halle. Mozart: Symphony No 40. Mahler: Das lied von der Erde (with Alice Coote: mezzo), Lars Cleveman (tenor).

Presented by Tom McKinney

Live from the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

Tom McKinney introduces a special concert from the Hallé orchestra celebrating the centenary of Kathleen Ferrier's birth and the 50th anniversary of her last performance of Das Lied von der Erde with the orchestra. Under the baton of music director Sir Mark Elder, the Hallé play Mozart's Symphony no. 40 in G minor, a work suffused with the composer's grief at the death of his six-month old daughter. And in the second half they are joined by mezzo-soprano Alice Coote and tenor Lars Cleveman for their collected tribute to Ferrier - Das Lied von der Erde, Mahler's extraordinary response to the loss of his own daughter, a work which fully explores his intense feelings of sorrow and solitude.

Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor

8.05: Interval

Mahler: Das lied von der Erde

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Lars Cleveman, tenor
Hallé Orchestra
Sir mark Elder, conductor.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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