Mahler's Song of the Earth Digital Concert
May 31 | 2021
AVAILABLE TO STREAM OCTOBER 16, 2020 - MAY 31, 2021.
FABIO LUISI CONDUCTS
STUART SKELTON TENOR
TAMARA MUMFORD MEZZO-SOPRANO
MAHLER Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth)
Recorded October 9-11, 2020, as part of the Texas Instruments Classical Series
Due to a fatal heart condition Mahler knew his days were numbered when he started to compose these pastoral songs, which he never heard performed and were tucked away in his desk atop his unfinished tenth symphony. Inspired by a series of ancient poems entitled “The Chinese Flute”, the songs are a powerful exploration of mortality and transience, using the endless renewal of the earth as a metaphor, and the colors of the orchestra and the vulnerability of the human voice as the vehicle. When asked about the piece Mahler wrote “I believe this is the most personal thing I have done .. something for which there probably are no words.”
How to view: Once you have completed your purchase you will receive a confirmation email with a link to view the performance. This performance rental expires on May 31, 2021.
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