Fate knocks at the door, and LSO Principal Guest Conductor François-Xavier Roth and violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja seize the moment.
François-Xavier Roth conducts Ligeti & Beethoven
London Symphony Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra Conductor Laureate Michael Tilson Thomas brings a lifetime’s insight and experience to Gustav Mahler’s mighty Fifth Symphony: a story of life, death and love beyond words.
Alone in the darkness, a trumpet sounds, and Gustav Mahler begins his symphonic struggle from tragedy to triumph. Enter a world of midnight storms, joyous horn-calls, and possibly the most tender love-letter ever written without words: the heart-rending Adagietto.
Michael Tilson Thomas has a relationship with the LSO that spans five decades – and which grows more rewarding every time he returns. Mahler’s symphonies are part of the fiber of his musical being, and in his hands, the five movements and 70 minutes of the Fifth Symphony carry the emotional power of a lifetime.
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