Mahler's Ninth Symphony: LSO and Bernard Haitink
Live from the Barbican, Bernard Haitink conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's Ninth Symphony
Presented by Martin Handley
Mahler: Symphony No 9
London Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor
The Ninth symphony was written at a very traumatic time in Mahler's life - his own health was failing and his daughter had just died, but according to Mahler this gave him a new energy for life and composing, planning his next symphonic work. Tonight's performance of this emotionally powerful work promises to be a highly intense experience with the commanding presence of Bernard Haitink conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.