Das Lied von der Erde
With English supertitles
London Symphony Orchestra
Simon Rattle, conductor
Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Stuart Skelton, tenor
Mahler referred to his “Song of the Earth” as “a symphony in songs.” Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra illuminate the fleeting nature of human life as depicted in this extraordinary song cycle. “Vulnerable and intense” (New York Times), baritone Christian Gerhaher sings the work’s folk texts adapted from Tang Dynasty poetry.
“The most moving singer in the world.” —Telegraph, U.K. on Christian Gerhaher
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