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Louis Conducts Mahler: Song of the Earth


April 21-22

Program and Description


SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 4, Tragic
MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde ("Song of the Earth")

PROGRAM NOTES

• Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde (“Song of the Earth”) is based on 7 gorgeous Chinese poems, with titles such as “Beauty”, “The Farewell”, and… “The Drunkard in Spring”  

• Leonard Bernstein called Das Lied von der Erde Mahler’s “Greatest symphony”

• “Her coffee-colored voice—elegantly focused, with a touch of earth—is both direct and insinuating…” –The New York Times, on mezzo soprano Kelly O’Connor

• “Not since Domingo in his prime can this music have been sung with more complete assurance.” –The Telegraph, on tenor Stuart Skelton

• Opening the program is Schubert’s dramatic 4th Symphony, written when he was only 19—he did not hear it performed in his lifetime 

Apr 21 only: Final Friday Orange of the season: a life-affirming and surprising experience awaits you.

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Venue: Taft Theatre

317 East 5th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202

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