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Britten Sinfonia / Elder: Mahler and Brahms

Brahms as Brahms wished it to be heard: Sir Mark Elder joins Britten Sinfonia for the second instalment of their Brahms Symphony Cycle, paired with Mahler songs and Britten’s last orchestral work.

Sir Mark Elder conducts Brahms’s radiant and bucolic 2nd symphony, in the second year of an acclaimed four-year symphony cycle.  The cycle borrows from the spirit of early performances of the works by performing them with the musical forces that Brahms intended, to ‘exhilarating’ effect (The Times). The concert also traces a poetic line from Brahms’s symphonic Romanticism to more intimate evocations of poetry, love and nature in Mahler’s emotionally charged Songs for a Wayfarer, and Britten’s Suite on English Folk Tunes, the composer’s last completed orchestral work.

Programme
Britten  Suite on English Folk Tunes
Mahler  Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Brahms  Symphony No 2

Performers
Britten Sinfonia
Sir Mark Elder  conductor
Anna Stéphany  mezzo-soprano

Event starts
Thursday 17 January, 2019
Event Ends
Thursday 17 January, 2019
Venue
Barbican Hall
Venue Address
Silk Street
Location

London, London

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