Five Orchestral Pieces, Op. 16Mahler
Das Lied von der ErdeSir Mark Elder
mezzo sopranoPaul Groves
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.Free pre-concert performance | 6.00pm–6.45pm | Royal Festival Hall
The culmination of our New Horizons GCSE composition project. Students from Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark and Lambeth will perform their own compositions alongside LPO musicians, based on Schoenberg’s Peripetie
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Select a link below to listen to selected movements from this concert (Flash Player opens in a new window). Webern: Im SommerwindSchoenberg: 5 Orchestral Pieces, Op. 16 - I. (Premonitions)Schoenberg: 5 Orchestral Pieces, Op. 16 - IV. (Peripeteia)Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth) - I. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde (The Drinking Song of Earth's Misery)Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth) - II. Der Einsame im Herbst (The Lonely One in Autumn)Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth) - III. Von der Jugend (Of Youth)
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