Gustav Mahler’s almighty Resurrection Symphony took shape in the composer’s imagination for over seven years. Finally arriving in 1892, it successfully reveals his daunting attempt ‘to express precisely what words cannot’. Encased in the work’s superlative scale is the most uplifting and reassuring testament of faith from any composer; a fervent expression in music of everlasting transcendence and renewal. ‘With wings which I have won for myself…I shall soar upwards’, proclaims Mahler’s huge assembly of instruments and voices in music – which will fill all corners of the Royal Festival Hall.
FREE Pre-concert event Friday 25 September at 6.15pm
The London Philharmonic Orchestra's Chief Executive, Timothy Walker discusses the highlights and programming of the Orchestra's 2009-10 season with music critic Anthony Burton.
Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September 7.30pm
Mahler Symphony No.2 (Resurrection)
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Adriana Kucerova soprano
Christianne Stotijn mezzo soprano
London Philharmonic Choir