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. Umberto Clerici leads us on this journey through poetic music.
Concert Update: 22 March 2021
Donald Runnicles, who was to conduct this concert, is no longer able to come to Australia. We are excited to announce regular guest conductor Umberto Clerici as his replacement.
Gretchen am Spinnrade
Nacht und Träume
Du bist die Ruh
MAHLER Symphony No.4
UMBERTO CLERICI conductor
JACQUELINE PORTER soprano