Mahler and Schoenberg

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Mahler and Schoenberg

  • Wed 21 Jan 2015
  • 7:30PM
Imported 2092
Imported 2092

Royal College of Music

Prince Consort RoadLondon SW7 2BS

UK

http://www.rcm.ac.uk

Asier Puga and Rowan Baker conductors
Simon Butteriss director

Mahler (arr Schoenberg) Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Schoenberg Brettl-Lieder (Cabaret Songs)
Mahler (arr Erwin Stein) Symphony no 4

'Gustav Mahler was a saint' declared Arnold Schoenberg at the 1912 memorial service honouring the revered composer.

In tribute, Schoenberg arranged many of Mahler’s works for chamber orchestra including Songs of a Wayfarer. Schoenberg’s take on his friend’s moving depiction of grief is presented in this programme alongside his own playful and seductive Cabaret Songs. Also on the bill is Erwin Stein’s fine arrangement of Mahler’s Symphony no 4 for soprano and twelve players.

To direct this semi-staged performance, we’re delighted to welcome back Simon Butteriss who produced our stunning performance of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale last year.