This concert is part of the 18th Birthday Celebrations of The Anvil, Basingstoke. Featured in the concert is a world première by Joseph Phibbs, which has been co-commissioned by the Philharmonia Orchestra and The Anvil, Basingstoke. Phibbs's soundworld has been described as offering "a kaleidoscopic range of colour" (The Times).
Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony takes the listener on a truly transcendental journey. In Mahler’s own words, “The first movement depicts the titanic struggles of a mighty being still caught in the toils of this world; grappling with life and with the fate to which he must succumb – his death”. The last movement deals with “the resolution of the terrible problem of life – redemption". Mahler wrote of the last movement, “The increasing tension, working up to the final climax, is so tremendous that I don’t know myself, now that it is over, how I ever came to write it.”
More concerts in Basingstoke:
Sep 28 2013, 19:45 - The Anvil
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Schumann, Beethoven and Berlioz in Basingstoke
Jan 25 2014, 19:45 - The Anvil
Andris Nelsons conducts Brahms in Basingstoke