Das Lied von der Erde

Venue: 
St Swithin's Church, Bath
Time:  
7:30pm
Date: 
Fri
22
April
2016
Ticket Price:
£25.00/£20.00/£15.00/£5.00 (under 16s)

Endowed Concert in memory of Martin Carr

Programme:

Paul Carr, Air for Strings 

Mozart, Symphony No. 40 in G minor 

Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde 

Jonathan Stoughton (tenor)

Gavin Carr (baritone) 

Jason Thornton (conductor)

Gavin Carr
Jonathan Stoughton

Gustav Mahler wrote that ‘…a symphony must contain the entire world’, and his work is certainly a testament to that belief. However the transformation of the symphony into something bigger than the sum of its part began much earlier than Mahler. In this concert we hear Mozart’s great G minor symphony, injected with a profundity of expression and pathos new at that time to the form. Das Lied von der Erde is a ‘symphony in song’ in which Mahler’s settings of 8th century poems by Li Te Po examine the cycle of life and death. We open the concert with Paul Carr's Air for Strings, a heartfelt love song in the form of a long arching lament.

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