Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.

Details

Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Rd

London
SE1 8XX
England


Programme

Helmut LachenmannTableau for orchestra
Gustav MahlerSymphony no.2 in C minor 'Resurrection'

Performers

Sir Simon Rattle – conductor
Kate Royal – soprano
Magdalena Kozená – mezzo-soprano

Berliner Philharmoniker
London Symphony Chorus
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

Programme Note

Composed a century apart, these two works share an intense engagement with the natural and imagined world.

The alluring textures of Lachenmann's virtuosic musique concrète instrumentale – vaulting brass, cross-hatched strings, darting woodwind and splintered metallic percussion – provide a prelude to the climax of The London Residency: a dramatic symphonic epic with Dies Irae plainchant, pastoral dance, teeming fish, a rose, a nightingale, primal light, off-stage brass, transcendent solo voices and a vast choir.

Hear musicians from the Berliner Philharmoniker play Schubert's Octet and more on Friday 13 February. Book tickets.

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