Simon Rattle and Magdalena Kožená with songs by Dvořák and Mahler

Delicate melancholy characterises this concert with Simon Rattle. Mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená sings songs by Dvořák and Mahler which find the greatest intensity of expression through concentration and restraint. The same applies to Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, which combines mourning with Baroque grace. A similar approach but with a more voluminous sound is to be found in Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony with its intense world-weariness.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle

Magdalena Kožená

Olaf Maninger

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