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BBC SSO - Pintscher, Mozart, Mahler

Live from City Halls in Glasgow, Matthias Pintscher conducts the BBC SSO in its 80th birthday concert. Pintscher: Idyll. Mozart: Oboe Concerto. Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde.

In its 80th birthday concert the BBC SSO and Matthias Pintscher perform Pintscher, Mozart and Mahler

Live from City Halls, Glasgow
Presented by Ian Skelly

Matthias Pintscher: Idyll (UK Premiere)
Mozart: Oboe Concerto

Music Interval

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

Francois Leleux (oboe)
Anna Larsson (contralto)
Andrew Staples (tenor)
Matthias Pintscher (conductor)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra marks its 80th birthday with three different views of, and about, life.

Matthias Pintscher brings a composer's empathy and conducts the UK premiere of his own beautiful Idyll: a musical journey towards the light, written in memory of a friend.

Mozart's Oboe Concerto spreads the joy of youth and life-affirming sunshine and is performed by one of the greats of the oboe.

Often considered Mahler's last symphony, his "Song of the Earth" was written in 1909 just a little after he was forced to resign from the Vienna Court Opera. His eldest daughter had died and he himself was diagnosed with a heart defect - "With one stroke I have lost everything". His vision of earthly beauty and transience was completed just two years before his own death.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Matthias Pintscher


    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Matthias Pintscher.
  • Mozart

    Oboe Concerto in C major, K. 314

    Performer: Francois Leleux (oboe). Conductor: Matthias Pintscher.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Das Lied von der Erde

    Performer: Anna Larsson (contralto). Performer: Andrew Staples (tenor).


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra


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