Why See Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Haitink Conducts Mahler?
Song of the earth
In collaboration over the last decade, Bernard Haitink and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have delighted audiences with recitals of Gustav Mahler's oeuvre, now reaching his final, most recognized and venerated work, Das Lied von der Erde, otherwise known as Songs of the Earth. An exploration of separation, pain and living it was referred to by Mahler himself as his most personal work, composed at a time of great sorrow in his life, but in a cruel twist of fate he never lived to hear it performed.
Informed by ten poems that make up the songs for two singers, it is a haunting journey made up of rich detail and beauful melodies and is not one to miss for Mahler fans.
In compainion, Schubert's Symphony No.8 (Unfinished) begins this wonderful program.
Opening night: 30 March 2017
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