Concerts & Tickets

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Song of the Earth

Tickets: £10-£31
  • Haydn
  • Mahler (arr. Cortese)

“The most personal utterance among Mahler’s creations and perhaps in all music”. The view of Mahler’s friend, the conductor Bruno Walter, who gave the premiere in 1911 and lived to conduct Das Lied at the very first Edinburgh Festival in 1947. Inspired by Chinese poetry, the music veers between earthly passions and eternal longings, ultimately dissolving into sublime nothingness. Preceding this is Haydn’s fire-filled 70th Symphony – an outstanding D major symphony premiered in 1779 at a ceremony to mark the rebuilding of the Eszterháza Palace. The finale has sputtering flame-like high repeated Ds that ignite a ferocious triple fugue.

Song of the Earth

Tickets: £14.50-£28.50
  • Haydn
  • Mahler (arr. Cortese)

The most personal utterance among Mahler’s creations and perhaps in all music”. The view of Mahler’s friend, the conductor Bruno Walter, who gave the premiere in 1911 and lived to conduct Das Lied at the very first Edinburgh Festival in 1947. Inspired by Chinese poetry, the music veers between earthly passions and eternal longings, ultimately dissolving into sublime nothingness. Preceding this is Haydn’s fire-filled 70th Symphony – an outstanding D major symphony premiered in 1779 at a ceremony to mark the rebuilding of the Eszterháza Palace. The finale has sputtering flame-like high repeated Ds that ignite a ferocious triple fugue.