Mahler's Ninth Symphony: LSO and Bernard Haitink
Live from the Barbican in London, Martin Handley presents a performance of Mahler's Ninth Symphony, with Bernard Haitink conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.
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.