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Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde - BBC Symphony Orchestra / Oramo

The nimble, Classical wit of Mozart’s Symphony No 35 is here set against the expansive sensuality and Romantic richness of Mahler’s great orchestral song-cycle Das Lied von der Erde.

The vibrant colours and heady, perfumed atmosphere of ancient Chinese poems are captured in all their richness by Mahler’s thickly-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. Music director Sakari Oramo will also conduct a pared-back BBCSO in Mozart’s exhilarating Symphony No 35 ‘Haffner’, it’s bubbling, buffa style a contrast to the restless musical introspection of Thomas Larcher’s Nocturne Insomnia – the second of three Larcher performances this season.

Thomas Larcher  Nocturne – Insomnia
Mozart  Symphony No. 35 in D
Mahler  Das Lied von der Erde

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo  conductor
Elizabeth Kulman  mezzo-sporano
Stuart Skelton  tenor

Event starts
Friday 22 February, 2019
Event Ends
Friday 22 February, 2019
Barbican Hall
Venue Address
Silk Street

London, London

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