Thursday 5 Feb 2015, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
Philharmonia Box Office : 020 7921 3907
Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor
Markus Werba baritone
Mendelssohn Overture, A Midsummer Night's Dream
Mahler Trost im Unglück', Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Mahler Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt', Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Mahler Rheinlegendchen', Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Mahler Wo die Schoenen Trompeten blasen', Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Mahler Lob des hohen Verstandes', Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Mahler Urlicht', Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Beethoven Symphony No. 6, Pastoral
If the Pastoral Symphony is Beethoven’s personal musical response to Nature, his most cherished and dependable companion in life, Mahler’s delight in rusticity and musical folklore is captured in a stunning collection of songs that was to have a far-reaching impact on the remainder of his output.
Please note that unfortunately Daniele Gatti, who was originally advertised to conduct this concert, has had to withdraw due to illness. The Philharmonia Orchestra is very grateful to conductor Karl-Heinz Steffens for stepping in to replace him at very short notice.