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John Storgårds conductor
Dame Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)
Alma Mahler arr. Colin and David Matthews Six Songs
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, ‘Pathétique’
Its galvanising energy plays foil to the emotional outpourings of Tchaikovsky’s swan song, his Sixth Symphony. Premiered only days before the composer’s death, the Symphony remains an enigma – its only truly agreeable mark, its sheer passion. Separating both of these titanic works, Dame Sarah Connolly joins us for an exploration of some of history’s less well-trodden territory in a collection of Alma Mahler’s orchestrated songs.
Images credit Mark McNulty