Event Details

24 Feb
Britten, Mozart & Mahler
Philharmonia Orchestra
Royal Festival Hall

25 points

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor

Tamara Stefanovich piano

£ 5.00
BRITTEN Quatre chansons fran├žaises MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21, K467 MAHLER Symphony No. 4 Richard Strauss was so in awe of Mahler's Fourth Symphony - especially the passage towards the end of the radiant slow movement when the gates of Heaven open in a resplendent E major - that in homage he sent him a huge parcel containing his complete published works. Mahler broke with all convention by ending this most heart-warming of all his symphonies with a song of child-like innocence in praise of heavenly life. That same tantalising simplicity informs the magical slow movement of Mozart's K467 Piano Concerto and Britten's early Quatre chansons fran├žaises, composed shortly before his fifteenth birthday.