George Clark baritone
Joshua Griffith piano
John Stringer conductor
Alma Mahler Fünf Lieder (1910)
Max Richter Prelude 1908
Gustav Mahler Symphony no. 9 (1909)
After Mahler’s fateful 1907 (including the death of his daughter) he embarked on his Ninth Symphony; this performance marks the 100th anniversary of its completion. It is an extraordinary work of deep and wild contrasts and is often read as a farewell to both Vienna and his wife, but ultimately it is a resignation to fate. The symphony is preceded by Max Richter’s short Prelude 1908, extracted from his album Memoryhouse, described as a ‘journey through the beauty and tragedy of 20th-century Europe’. The concert opens with the first set of Alma Mahler’s Lieder that Gustav chose to publish in 1910 as a belated, and conciliatory, gesture after the breakdown of his marriage.
Please note start time!
£13; concessions £11; students £3