Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Mahler 5Book tickets
- Violin Concerto
- Symphony No.5
- Robert Trevino
- Michael Barenboim
Classic Intro - 6.15pm, Music Room
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? discusses Mahler’s Symphony No.5.
From the heady world of fin-de-siècle Vienna, guest conductor Robert Trevino shares two mighty musical stories of anguish, redemption and (of course) love. Alban Berg dedicated his Violin Concerto ‘to the memory of an angel’ – for violinist Michael Barenboim (making his Liverpool debut), this is music that runs in the family. Mahler’s sweeping Fifth Symphony, meanwhile, begins with a funeral march before struggling through anger, courage and horn-whooping joy to an ending that practically raises the roof in triumph. Not to mention the rapturous Adagietto – maybe (just maybe) the sweetest love-letter ever written in sound.
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