BBC SO - Schubert, Mahler, Hans Rott
From the Barbican, London, BBC SO under Marc Minkowski. Schubert: Symphony No 4. Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (with Katerina Karneus: mezzo). Hans Rott: Symphony No 1.
Live from the Barbican Hall
Presented by Ian Skelly
The BBC SO conducted by Marc Minkowski in music by Hans Rott, Bruckner's pupil and Mahler's contemporary. Plus Schubert's 4th Symphony and Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.
Music by three Austrian composers. Schubert was 19 when he wrote his 4th Symphony in April 1816. Hans Rott died in 1884 at the age of 25, four years after completing his 1st Symphony. Coincidentally neither composer's symphony was performed in their lifetime.
Katerina Karneus joins for Mahler's great song cycle in which a grief-stricken lover reflects on his fate.
Schubert: Symphony no.4 in C minor, 'Tragic'
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
8.25pm Interval: Anton Bruckner, organ tutor to the young Hans Rott, provides the Prelude and Fugue to start tonight's interval. Then a performance by the BBC Singers of his setting of Robert Prutz's text 'Um Mitternacht'. Reporting that Rott improvised 'wonderfully' at the keyboard, we hear Bruckner's own Piano Sonata in G minor interpreted by Fumiko Shiraga.
Hans Rott: Symphony no.1
Katerina Karneus (mezzo-soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Marc Minkowski (conductor).