Franz Welser-Möst conducts the Cleveland Orchestra with Simon Keenlyside
One of the finest orchestras in the United States takes to the stage of the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria, the birthplace of its director, the great Franz Welser-Möst, for an evening devoted to Mahler! The ensemble is joined by the excellent Simon Keenlyside, considered one of the top 10 baritones of all time by BBC Music Magazine... The singer opens the festivities with a selection of Mahler's Lieder, including luminous early works (in an arrangement for baritone and orchestra by Luciano Berio) and excerpts from Des Knaben Wunderhorn. In the second half of the concert, Maestro Welser-Möst and the renowned Cleveland Orchestra perform Mahler's Symphony No. 7, also known as Lied der Nacht ('Song of the Night'). Less frequently performed than Mahler's other symphonies, the Seventh is nonetheless a rich score with innovative instrumentation, featuring a baritone saxhorn, guitar, mandolin and herd bells.
Mahler: Frühlingsmorgen - Sechs frühe Lieder, Ablösung im Sommer - Fünf Frühe Lieder No.1, Revelge - Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Urlicht - Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Rheinlegendchen - Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Hans und Grethe - Sechs frühe Lieder No.1, Symphony No. 7