Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde


© 2013 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd

℗ 2013 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd

Recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London, on 19
February 2011

Producer: Andrew Walton, K&A Productions

Engineer: Mike Clements, K&A Productions

Total playing time: 64:05

DDD Stereo

Released October 2013

CD: Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

LPO conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Gustav Mahler (1860–1911)
Das Lied von der Erde

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor
Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Toby Spence tenor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Pieter Schoeman leader

In Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth), Mahler married together for the first time the lyricism of the song-cycle and the formal ambition of the symphony. With texts based on Chinese poems reflecting on themes of life and death, it contains some of the composer’s most bittersweet music – joyful exuberance one moment, anguished heartbreak the next. Ever aware of his own mortality, Mahler was drawn to the poems’ highly concentrated reflections on natural beauty, the transience of human existence and the inevitable acceptance of death, describing Das Lied von der Erde as ‘probably the most personal composition I have created thus far’.

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