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Simon Rattle conducts the CBSO at Aldeburgh

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the CBSO at the 2011 Aldeburgh Festival in Messiaen's Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum and Mahler's song-cycle Das Lied von der Erde.

From Snape Maltings, Suffolk

Louise Fryer introduces an archive recording from the 65th Aldeburgh Festival in 2011.

Abundant with the sounds of nature and charged with an irresistible sense of spirituality, Messiaen's "Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum" and Mahler's song-cycle "Das Lied von der Erde"epitomise two powerful and utterly distinctive musical styles. Mahler's last work - by turns elegiac and ebullient - concludes with a tender farewell to this earthly existence whilst Messiaen's chorales, solemn prayers and massive incantations convey an emphatic assurance of the life to come.

Messiaen: Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano)
Michael Schade (tenor)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Last on

Tue 23 Jun 2020 19:30

Music Played

  • Olivier Messiaen

    Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Das Lied von der Erde

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • Decca.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Etude Op 4 No 1 in E flat minor

    Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
    • Hyperion.

Broadcast

  • Tue 23 Jun 2020 19:30

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