Simon Rattle conducts Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde”

Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker brought their performance of all of Gustav Mahler’s major orchestral works to a close with Das Lied von der Erde. Mahler himself described it as “probably the most personal work I have written so far”. And indeed, Mahler, already terminally ill at the time of composition, eulogises here the departure from life with a sincerity that still moves us today.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle

Gerald Finley

Anne Sofie von Otter

Stuart Skelton

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