The Halle Choir and Orchestra
Live from Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Stuart Flinders presents a performance by the Halle Choir and Orchestra, under Sir Mark Elder. Brahms: Nanie. Mahler: Symphony No 9.
Sir Mark Elder conducts the Hallé Choir and Orchestra in Brahms's rarely heard cantata "Nänie" and Mahler's 9th Symphony at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.
Presented by Stuart Flinders
Mahler: Symphony No.9
Hallé Choir and Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder (conductor)
Brahms's rarely-heard Nänie is a poignant setting of an elegy by Schiller that places great technical demands on its vocal forces. It ends with an homage to art, the role of which Schiller believed was to ensure immortality.
Though composed during a period of major crisis for Mahler, his Ninth Symphony is not all despair and desolation. The work manifests an ardent love of nature and of life in all its variety; an equally passionate impulse to heroically confront anguish; and unashamed pride in the composer's still undimmed creative powers. Its magnificent concluding Adagio - some of the most moving music ever written - closes in a serene mood of resignation and redemption.