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Bold Tendencies: Mahler Symphony No. 1

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Philharmonia performing at Bold Tendencies in Peckham


Elena Schwarz – conductor


Mahler Symphony No. 1

Mahler wrote of his First Symphony: “My whole life is contained in it: I have set down in it my experience and suffering.”

Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 offers a fitting ending to the 2023 Bold Tendencies season: his radical thinking, his singing of nature, and his rich sonic world providing inspiration for generations to come. The epic Symphony opens with barely audible notes, which bloom into a lush evocation of a spring dawn. Full of military fanfares, yodels, nursery tunes and birdsong, it ends with a movement so electrifying that the horn section can’t stay sitting down.


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Running time:

Approximately 50 mins

Recommended age:

All ages

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