Bernard Haitink, a conductor who needs no introduction, performs Mahler’s Symphony No 9, a work that needs no accompaniment.
From the serene atmosphere of the opening that clashes with tempestuous bursts of sound in the first movement, through to the hushed and poignant finale for strings the whole piece – and Mahler’s career as a composer – fades out gracefully into silence, a testament to the enduring legacy of this prophetic musical visionary.
It takes a lot to match such a powerful work, so you can be sure to expect something definitive when the commanding presence of Bernard Haitink on the podium combines with London’s Symphony Orchestra for this powerful symphonic masterpiece.
Programme & Performers
Mahler Symphony No 9
Bernard Haitink conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Also with Bernard Haitink and the LSO
28 May 2017 – Bruckner Symphony No 9
This event is part of:
London Symphony Orchestra 2016–17
Classical Music 2016–17