Notes from Vienna – Season Opening Concert
TIME: 8:00 PM till 10:00 PM
MICHALIS ECONOMOU Conductor
CAMILLA TILLING Soprano
Anton Webern Symphony, Op. 21
Richard Strauss Vier Letzte Lieder, Op. posth.
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 4 in G major
The MPO officially opens its concert season with a programme featuring great works by three late Romantic composers for whom Vienna held a particular significance, directed by Michalis Economou.
The concert opens with Webern’s Symphony, a notable example of the twelve-tone technique, before Swedish soprano Camilla Tilling joins the MPO for Richard Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs).
By Mahler’s standards, the Fourth Symphony is short and written for a small orchestra, helping ensure it is the most performed of his symphonies. It is built around the song heard in the last movement, which presents a child’s naïve vision of heaven.
LOCATION: Teatru Manoel, Valletta