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Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker

 14 February 2015 at 7.30pm 

Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker

Royal Festival Hall, London
South Bank, London SE1
United Kingdom
020 7840 4242
http://www.rfh.org.uk

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Kate Royal soprano
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano
London Symphony Chorus
CBSO Chorus

Sir Simon Rattle concludes The London Residency by conducting Mahler's epic Second symphony, a suitably climactic work to celebrate this landmark series.

Composed a century apart, Mahler’s 85-minute Symphony No.2 Resurrection and Helmut Lachenmann’s 15-minute Tableau share an intense engagement with the natural and imagined world. The alluring textures of Lachenmann’s virtuosic musique concrčte instrumentale provide a prelude to the climax of The London Residency: Mahler’s dramatic symphonic epic with Dies Irae plainchant, pastoral dance, teeming fish, a nightingale, off-stage brass, transcendent solo voices and a vast choir.

Also on 15th February


Helmut Lachenmann : Tableau
Gustav Mahler : Symphony No 2 (Resurrection)
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