Thursday 5 Feb 2015, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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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.