Esa-Pekka Salonen: Mahler 1

Thursday 12 Apr 2018, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

David Fray piano

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2

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Mahler Symphony No. 1

Growing from an ethereal, barely audible seven-octave chord in the strings, Mahler’s cosmic First Symphony truly is ‘like the world’. Containing within its walls the rustling sounds of nature, a street band, klezmer and even a satirical version of Frère Jacques, Mahler builds to one of the most joyful, rocket-fuelled codas of any symphony.

Alongside, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with pianist David Fray: “In short, Fray presented himself as a poet” (Chicago Tribune, Dec 2016). 

This concert is part of the The Salonen Series series