Sir Mark Elder conducts Webern, Schoenberg and Mahler | London Philharmonic
Surrounding Schoenberg’s demonstrations of condensed orchestral effect, his Five Orchestral Pieces, come two examples of musical Romanticism in its last throes in the first decade of the 20th century: the gentle, undulating beauty of Webern’s Im Sommerwind and Gustav Mahler’s culminating synthesis of song and symphony, Das Lied von der Erde. Here is Mahler’s most profound musical exploration of what life means – a piece whose concurrent darkness and radiance changed the parameters of vocal and orchestral expression forever and placed a full stop on the most remarkable compositional career of the age.
Generously supported by Barrie and Emmanuel Roman.
Part of The Rest is Noise Festival.
- Im Sommerwind
- Anton von Webern (1883-1945)
- 5 Orchestral Pieces
- Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
- Das Lied von der Erde, 'Song of the Earth'
- Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)