London Philharmonic Orchestra: Damrau sings Strauss

London Philharmonic Orchestra: Damrau sings Strauss

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 19:30

‘The symphony must be like the world’, Gustav Mahler is supposed to have said – but across fin-de-siècle Europe composers found exquisite, teeming worlds of emotion even in the smallest forms, and each of Richard Strauss’s orchestral Lieder is like an operatic scene in miniature.

Few living singers understand Strauss like Diana Damrau – a soprano who, in the words of Gramophone, ‘seems to have the golden touch with everything she sings’. And then Mahler’s Fifth Symphony spans deep despair and ecstatic joy, embracing – along the way – the heart-melting Adagietto, possibly the sweetest love-letter ever written in sound.

Prelude to Act I from Tristan und Isolde
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Das Rosenband
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Ständchen from 6 Lieder
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Traum durch die Dämmerung from 3 Lieder
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Wiegenlied from 5 Lieder
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Winterweihe from 5 Lieder
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Zueignung from 8 Lieder aus Letzte Blatter
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Morgen! from 4 Lieder
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)


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