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BBC Symphony Orchestra - Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Live from the Barbican in London, baritone Dietrich Henschel performs Mahler's complete Des Knaben Wunderhorn songs, with extra orchestrations by Detlev Glanert.

Live from the Barbican

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Dietrich Henschel performs Mahler's complete Des Knaben Wunderhorn songs, with extra orchestrations by Detlev Glanert. Alexander Vedernikov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Mahler/Glanert - Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (UK premiere of arrangements by Glanert)

1. MAHLER: Das himmlische Leben [The Heavenly Life]
2. MAHLER: Verlor'ne Müh' [Wasted Effort!]
3. MAHLER arr. GLANERT: Ich ging mit Lust durch einen grünen Wald [I walked with joy through a verdant wood]
4. MAHLER arr. GLANERT: Starke Einbildungskraft [Vivid Imagination]
5. MAHLER arr. GLANERT: Aus! Aus! [Over! Over!]
6. MAHLER: Revelge [Reveille]
7. MAHLER: Der Tamboursg'sell [The Drummer-Boy]
8. MAHLER: Rheinlegendchen [A Little Rhine Legend]
9. MAHLER arr. GLANERT: Selbstgefühl [Self-confidence]
10. MAHLER: Wer hat dies Liedel erdacht? [Who was it thought up this song?]
11. MAHLER arr. GLANERT: Scheiden und Meiden [Parting and Absence]
12. MAHLER: Der Schildwache Nachtlied [The Sentry's Night-Song]

INTERVAL

13. MAHLER: Das Irdische Leben [Earthly Life]
14. MAHLER arr. GLANERT: Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen [To Make a Naughty Child Good]
15. MAHLER: Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt [Anthony of Padua's Sermon to the Fishes]
16. MAHLER arr. GLANERT: Ablösung im Sommer [Summer's Replacement]
17. MAHLER: Lied des Verfolgten im Turm [Song of the Prisoner in the Tower]
18. MAHLER arr. GLANERT: Nicht Wiedersehen [Never to Meet Again]
19. MAHLER arr. GLANERT: Es sungen drei Engel einen süssen Gesang [Three angels sang a sweet song]
20. MAHLER arr. GLANERT: Zu Strassburg auf der Schanz [On the battlements at Strassburg]
21. MAHLER: Trost im Unglück [Consolation in Unhappiness]
22. MAHLER: Wo die schöen Trompetten blasen [Where the fine trumpets sound]
23. MALHER: Lob des hohen Verstandes [In Praise of High Intellect]
24. MAHLER: Urlicht [Primal Light]

Dietrich Henschel (baritone)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Vedernikov (conductor)

An innovative film and music event, in which distinguished German baritone Dietrich Henschel sings the entire collection of Mahler's 'Wunderhorn' songs, ten of which are orchestrated by Detlev Glanert, in sync with a new film by director Clara Pons. Pons's film, inspired by Mahler's songs, presents a scenario where paradise meets its end in the violence of war. Henschel, hailed for his emotional and dramatic intensity, both sings on stage and takes a leading role in the film.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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