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Das Lied von der Erde

Kristiina Poska, Christianne Stotijn & Peter Gijsbertsen
Thu 16 Mar - Sun 26 Mar
16 Mar
26 Mar

Mahler | Das Lied von der Erde
Rathé | ~ Creation

“Dark is life, dark is death”: Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of The Earth) is Mahler's most naked confrontation with human mortality. In the hauntingly beautiful Der Abschied (The Farewell), Mahler seems to somehow come to terms with death. Perhaps it will also help us reconcile ourselves with our fate? Soloists Christianne Stotijn and Peter Gijsbertsen give voice to the composer's quiet contemplation, while composer Filip Rathé's new orchestral music skilfully links the different songs together. The result is a single, subtle sound.

This classic concert takes place on March 16 in Bruges, Concertgebouw; March 19 in Ostend, Kursaal; March 21 in Brussels, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten; March 25 in Ghent, Muziekcentrum De Bijloke; March 26 in Antwerp, DE SINGEL.



duration concert → 1 h 30 min
programme without break

Gustav Mahler 1860-1911 | Das Lied von der Erde

‘Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde’
‘Der Einsame im Herbst’
‘Von der Jugend’
‘Von der Schönheit
‘Der Trunkene im Frühling’
‘Der Abschied’  

with alternating Filip Rathé °1966 | ~ Creation


Christianne Stotijn


Kristiina Poska


Peter Gijsbertsen


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