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Simon Rattle conducts Strauss and Mahler

Live from the Barbican Hall, Simon Rattle conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in late masterpieces: Strauss's Metamorphosen and Mahler's Mahler Das Lied von der Erde.

Live from the Barbican Hall, London - Simon Rattle conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in late masterpieces by Strauss and Mahler
In a red letter day for all music lovers, the London Symphony Orchestra's musical director conducts Mahler's great farewell to the earth and the aged Strauss's typically complex Metamorphosen. Composed in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, is it a reaction to the destruction of war or a musical and spiritual metamorphosis from the mundane to the divine?

Presented by Martin Handley.

Strauss: Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings

c. 8.00-8.20pm Interval - Christiane Karg sings Strauss's Four Last Songs in a recording made earlier this year at the Richard Strauss Festival in Garmisch with the pianist, Woflram Rieger.

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Simon O'Neill (tenor)
Christian Gerhaher (baritone)
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in G major, Op 67 No 1

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Chopin: The Solo Piano Works: Ashkenazy.
    • London.
    • 13.
  • Richard Strauss

    Metamorphosen

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
  • Richard Strauss

    Four Last Songs

    Performer: Wolfram Rieger. Singer: Christiane Karg.
    • ER17040307.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Das Lied von der Erde

    Performer: Simon O’Neill. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.

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