Esterházy Palace

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Forchtenstein Castle

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Lackenbach Palace

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St.Margarethen Quarry

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Do you love for beauty

Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano


Sir Simon Rattle, conductor


Chamber Orchestra of Europe

The manuscript was hidden among the pages of the piano reduction of Wagner's “Siegfried”, from which Alma loved to play - and that is where she was to find it. “Liebst du um Schönheit”, the last of the five Rückert-Lieder, was a gift from Gustav Mahler to his wife. Intimacy, familiarity and, of course, the deepest musical understanding are a matter of course when another married couple interprets this moving music: here none other than Magdalena Kožená and Sir Simon Rattle. Without the humus of the songs and dances of the “common” people, the great works of the concert hall would have been inconceivable. On this marvellous evening, Rattle, Kožená and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe offer up such musical delights - and perhaps also reveal surprising relationships. After all, Mahler came from Bohemia, as did Antonín Dvořák, who in his enchanting Scherzo capriccioso showcases sparkling rhythms and soaring melodies with all his compositional finesse. And without studying the music of various Balkan peoples, Béla Bartók could not have become the master we know him to be. To close, Franz Schubert's unique, great C major symphony, which was only discovered long after his death. Songful and dramatic, tender and monumental, it opened a new chapter in music.

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