Thursday 19 Apr 2018, 7.30pmPhilharmonie, Essen

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Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

Beethoven Symphony No. 2

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Mahler Symphony No. 1

The Philharmonia’s Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen brings the works of two musical giants to Essen's Philharmonie. Mahler’s cosmic First Symphony contains within its walls the rustling sounds of nature, a street band, klezmer music and a satirical version of Frère Jacques building to one of the most rocket-fuelled codas of any symphony. Before, Beethoven’s exuberant Second Symphony, full of energy and humour but written during a period of personal crisis over-clouded by Beethoven’s impending deafness.