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A Masterpiece of Mahler

Live from the Barbican Hall, Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in works by Mozart and Thomas Larcher, and Mahler's symphonic song cycle, Das Lied von der Erde.

Live from the Barbican Hall, Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Works by Mozart, Thomas Larcher, and Mahler - his symphonic song cycle Das Lied von der Erde.

Presented by Martin Handley

Mozart: Symphony No.35 in D K385 Haffner

Thomas Larcher: Nocturne - Insomnia

8.05pm
Interval

8.25pm
MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde*

Elisabeth Kulman (Mezzo-soprano)*
Stuart Skelton (Tenor)*
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (Conductor)

The vibrant colours and heady, perfumed atmosphere of ancient Chinese poems are captured in all their richness by Mahler’s lavishly scored Das Lied von der Erde. Two star singers – tenor Stuart Skelton and mezzo Elisabeth Kulman, both regular BBC Symphony Orchestra collaborators – join as soloists. Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo also conducts a pared-back BBC SO in Mozart’s exhilarating Symphony No 35 ‘Haffner’, it’s bubbling, operatic with a contrast to the restless musical introspection of Thomas Larcher’s Nocturne Insomnia – the second of three performances of music by this fascinating Austrian composer in the BBC SO's 2018-19 Barbican season.

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