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About the Concert
BOSTRIDGE SINGS MAHLER ①
SAT Nov 17, 2018 17:00 | LOTTE Concert Hall
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Ian Bostridge, tenor (Artist-in-Residence)
Brahms, Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Mahler, from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
- Des Antonius von Padua Fischperdigt
- Der Tamboursg'sell
- Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen
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Prokofiev, Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100
total duration 110mins(incl. intermission)
Moscow, January 1945: and as Sergei Prokofiev waited, baton poised, to begin his new symphony, every cannon in the city thundered out in deafening salute. Prokofiev’s Fifth was forged in the fires of the Great Patriotic War. But he dedicated it to “the greatness of the human spirit”, and from serene beginning to headlong finish, it’s still one of 20th century music’s most gripping adventures. Osmo Vänskä, the acclaimed music director of the Minnesota Orchestra, leads the advance tonight; first, though, there’s high drama from Johannes Brahms, and our Artist-in-Residence Ian Bostridge shares four of Mahler’s songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn: each one a miniature fairy-tale of innocence, experience, and pitch-black humour.
Program Note by Richard Bratby
Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra for over a decade, Osmo Vänskä has led the Orchestra on five major European tours, as well as an historic trip to Cuba in May 2015 – the first visit by a major US orchestra in recent times. Other key highlights include 15 recordings, winning a Grammy Award in 2014 for ‘Best Orche...
Ian Bostridge’s international recital career takes him to the foremost concert halls of Europe, Japan and North America, with regular appearances at the Salzburg, Edinburgh, Munich, Vienna, Schwarzenberg and Aldeburgh festivals. He has had residencies at the Wiener Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall New York, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie...