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Budapest Festival Orchestra

Mahler. Das Lied von der Erde

orchestral
vocal
Fri 18 May 2018 -20.00
introduction by Mark Delaere 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.15
All prices include booking fees.

Part of Abo Orchestral 17-18 and Budapest Festivalpas 2018

Sumptuous lied cycle for full orchestra and two voices

A tormented Mahler worried about whether his Das Lied von der Erde was maybe too intense for an audience. He composed this lied cycle, based on ancient Chinese poems, after the death of his little daughter Maria Anna. The oppressive Abschied (Farewell), in which the last words ‘ewig ... ewig' (forever… forever) fade almost imperceptibly into eternal silence, is enough to give the listener clammy hands. Music shot through with sadness and transience. No one is left unmoved. 

programme

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Blumine
Selection from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Das Lied von der Erde

performers

Budapest Festival Orchestra: orchestra
Iván Fischer: conductor
Elisabeth Kulman: contralto
Robert Dean Smith: tenor

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Budapest Festival Orchestra: orchestra
Iván Fischer: conductor
Elisabeth Kulman: contralto
Robert Dean Smith:

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Fri 18 May 2018 -20.00
introduction by Mark Delaere 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.15
All prices include booking fees.

Part of Abo Orchestral 17-18 and Budapest Festivalpas 2018