Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Song of the Earth
Thursday 10 April 2014 7:30 pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Mahler Adagio from Symphony No.10
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Vasily Petrenko conductor
Helena Rasker alto
Toby Spence tenor
Tickets £13, £18, £24, £29, £36
£7 students/under 25s/claimants. Must be booked by calling 0151 709 3789 or in person only. Availability may be limited.
£1.50 per ticket administrative fee applies for online/telephone ticket orders, + 75p per order postage fee (if required). More information about booking fees.
Mahler knew that his end was near when he wrote Das Lied von der Erde, and he was savouring every minute that remained to him. The result was beyond beautiful. Das Lied is all about the sweetness and wonder of life, distilled into some of the most rapturous music Mahler ever wrote. Tragic, yes – depressing, never. Liverpool audiences already know what an incredible kinship Vasily Petrenko has with the music of Mahler, and this will be his very first Liverpool performance of Das Lied. Add a rare performance of the devastating first movement from the symphony Mahler never lived to complete, and this should be one of the unquestioned highlights of our season. Early booking recommended.
Reviews of Mahler's Symphony No. 10 in 2013
'Blisteringly beautiful stuff'
'The adagio accumulated tension and weight, and its climactic eruption into dissonance was truly shocking. The finale, progressing from despair to hope and a sense of serenity unique in Mahler's output, was as superbly controlled as it was moving.'
Classic Intro 6.15pm
Norman Lebrecht, one of the most widely-read commentators on music, culture and politics, regular presenter on BBC Radio 3 and author of Why Mahler? returns to Liverpool after his enthralling talk last year, to discuss Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde.
This concert will finish at approx. 9.20pm.
NEW – Reserve and pre-pay for parking for Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Concerts
We know that parking has become more difficult around Philharmonic Hall with the closure of the car park on Myrtle Street.
We have been looking for ways to improve the situation and to that end are delighted to announce that we will offer pre-paid parking for selected Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra concerts at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. The cathedral offers secure, manned underground parking an easy 5 minute walk from Philharmonic Hall and is open until 11pm on concert nights.
- Visit Helena Rasker's website
- Read a biography of Toby Spence
- Read the Guardian's review of Mahler's Symphony No.10 in 2013
- Read the Liverpool Echo's review of Mahler's Symphony No.10 in 2013
- Read what the audience said about Mahler's Symphony No.10 in 2013
- Read about Mahler
- Listen to BBC Radio 3 Discovering Music – Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde