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Mahler's Ninth Symphony

Daniel Harding conducts the Swedish RSO

Young British conductor Daniel Harding, formerly a protégé of Sir Simon Rattle and Claudio Abbado, has been praised for his potent, finely chiselled performances at the helm of the outstanding Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Together they bring a typically provocative, contrasted programme to the 2016 International Festival.

Brilliant Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov makes his second appearance at this year’s International Festival, applying his powerful, poetic musicality to the elegant, Mozartian splendour of Beethoven’s energetic First Piano Concerto.

Harding closes the concert with Mahler’s intensely expressive Ninth Symphony. A profound journey into the meaning of life and the inevitability of death, by turns grotesque and achingly beautiful, the Symphony struggles with the deepest of questions in what is arguably the composer’s most moving work.

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Harding Conductor

Daniil Trifonov Piano

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1
Mahler Symphony No 9

More information about some of the artists

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Daniel Harding

Daniil Trifonov

19 August 2016

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