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Strauss and Mahler
Wagner Tristan & Isolde: Prelude to Act 1
R Strauss Songs: Das Rosenband; Ständchen; Freundliche Vision; Wiegenlied; Zueignung; Allerseelen; Morgen!
Mahler Symphony No. 5
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Sarah Wegener soprano*
London Philharmonic Orchestra
‘The symphony must be like the world’, Gustav Mahler is supposed to have said – but across fin-de-siècle Europe composers found exquisite, teeming worlds of emotion even in the smallest forms, and each of Richard Strauss’s orchestral lieder is like an operatic scene in miniature. Mahler’s Fifth Symphony spans deep despair and ecstatic joy, embracing – along the way – the heart-melting Adagietto, possibly the sweetest love-letter ever written in sound.
*Please note change of artist to previously advertised. We are grateful to Sarah Wegener who has stepped in at short notice to replace Diana Damrau who is unwell.