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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Dausgaard Conducts Mahler 7

3:00pm, Sunday 21 May 2017

Conductor Thomas Dausgaard

Gustav Mahler once said that the symphony should be like the world – “it should embrace everything”. And in his huge Seventh Symphony, that’s exactly what it sounds like he’s trying to do. Every Mahler symphony is a great emotional journey; but this one sweeps from an overcast Alpine lake through lovesongs, nightmares and nocturnal marches to an ear-splitting finish hung with jangling cowbells and laced with pitch-black humour. In short: Mahler doesn’t get much more Mahlerian than this – just as Haydn’s quietly subversive 88th Symphony sums up all its composer’s warmth and wit in a colourfully-painted nutshell. Thomas Dausgaard ends this Edinburgh series in a blaze of laughter and light.

Prelude: 2.00pm (free to ticket holders)
Thomas Dausgaard introduces the concert and discusses composers and the roots of their music.

Running order

Door time:2:00PM

Haydn Symphony No.88 (c.23’)
Mahler Symphony No.7 (c.80’)

Thomas Dausgaard conductor

Prices

Tickets £29, £24, £18.50 & £13 (Limited concessions available)
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