Strauss and Mahler were in awe of one another: Strauss was so moved by Mahler's Fourth Symphony that he sent him a parcel of all of his published works in appreciation! Tonight's concert is poignant in its juxtaposition of Mahler's youthful First Symphony and Strauss's four last completed song settings, a glorious musical swansong.
More concerts at Royal Festival Hall:
May 22 2013, 19:30 - Royal Festival Hall
Sir Andrew Davis celebrates Wagner's bicentenary, conducting excerpts from Die Meistersinger and Die Walküre
May 30 2013, 18:00 - Royal Festival Hall
Professor Jonathan Cross introduces the evening’s programme.
London Autumn-Spring 2013/14
Find out about the Philharmonia's 2013/14 season of concerts at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall