Mahler's Song of the Earth is inspired by Chinese poetry and culture

Mahler: Song of the Earth

One of Mahler's final works, this series of songs based on Chinese classical poetry runs the gamut of human experiences with meditations on love, nature, drinking, solitude and the passing of time. The evening opens with Polish composer Lutosławski's tribute to Bartók.


Grant Park Orchestra 

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Alexandra Petersamer, Mezzo-Soprano

Christian Elsner, Tenor


Lutosławski: Musique Funebre

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth)

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