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LSO/Rattle: Das Lied von der Erde

LSO/Rattle: Das Lied von der Erde

Synopsis

Contemplate the brief, boundless joy of life and the looming spectre of death in Mahler’s hugely poignant song cycle – a work every bit as epic in size and scope as his monumental symphonies.

Mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená and tenor Andrew Staples join the LSO and Sir Simon Rattle, who give their first performance here in over a year. Together they will take you on Mahler’s deeply personal journey. Written in the final years of his life and following the tragic death of his daughter, Mahler wrestles with the transience of life; contrasting moments of vivacity and happiness with deep introspection and melancholy through some of his most beautiful symphonic writing.

Event details

Sun 9 May 2021, 8:00pm

Live subtitles (remote) by STAGETEXT

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Venue details

Barbican Centre
London
The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council