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Runnicles conducts Schubert & Mahler

Musical Poets

There’s music in poetry, just as there’s poetry in music. For Schubert, the connection between the two was undeniable.

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Sydney Town Hall
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Sydney Town Hall
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With over 600 songs and vocal works to his name, the Austrian was well-known for setting poetry to music.

Schubert’s compositions swell with all the wistful emotion, individualism and drama of the poetry of the Romantic era.

In Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, we hear another poetry-lover at play. It’s the last of his symphonies inspired by songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Youth’s Magic Horn), a collection of German folk poems. Hearing a voice woven into a symphony is at once innocently nostalgic and powerfully divine. Donald Runnicles is the perfect guide on this journey through poetic music.

Program

SCHUBERT Lieder selections
MAHLER Symphony No.4

Artists

DONALD RUNNICLES conductor
JACQUELINE PORTER
soprano

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