MICHALIS ECONOMOU - Conductor
CAMILLA TILLING - Soprano
Anton Webern – Symphony, Op. 21
Richard Strauss – Vier Letzte Lieder, Op. posth.
Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 4 in G major
The MPO officially opens its concert season with a programme featuring great works by three late Romantic composers for whom Vienna held a particular significance, directed by Michalis Economou.
The concert opens with Webern’s Symphony, a notable example of the twelve-tone technique, before Swedish soprano Camilla Tilling joins the MPO for Richard Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
By Mahler’s standards, the Fourth Symphony is short and written for a small orchestra, helping ensure it is the most performed of his symphonies. It is built around the song heard in the last movement, which presents a child’s naïve vision of heaven.