Mahler & Strauss

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:00PM

NCPA Jamshed Bhabha Theatre

Symphony Orchestra of India
Mahler: Blumine
Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer
R. Strauss: An Alpine Symphony
The lush romantic scores of Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss are always a perfect pairing in concert. Mahler’s Blumine, a short, tuneful, sparsely scored piece featuring the solo trumpet is inspired by an unrequited love with soprano Johanna Richter, and sometimes appears as an additional movement in his Symphony No. 1 (Titan). A small vignette of perfection, it’s well placed with the Songs of a Wayfarer, the 1897 four-song cycle, ricocheting with grief, bound by near-perfect music, inspiration to his first symphony and the despair over the same lost love. The SOI is joined by internationally-renowned baritone Benjamin Appl. An Alpine Symphony by Richard Strauss is an altogether epic work not only for the scope of its orchestration and a tour-de-force for the orchestra, but for its pictorial vision. While on his deathbed, Strauss commented on his tone poem Death and Transfiguration – written when he was in his twenties – saying “…yes, it’s exactly how I wrote it.” We might have wondered on his uncanny ability to musically portray his vision. If you have never visited the Alps, never seen the golden sun appear through the wending fog, never seen the silvery glint of the icecaps, never felt the cold of the dark mountain turn to the warmth of the light, and never seen the majesty of the world from atop the peak, you will have done all these things after hearing this piece in concert. Don’t miss an opportunity to hear this work live – it’s life changing.

The concert will run for approximately 110 minutes including one intermission. 

Box office now open. 

Tickets: Rs.1600, 1280, 960, 640 & 320/- (plus GST) 

SEASON DISCOUNT: For the Spring 2018 season of the Symphony Orchestra of India, we are offering patrons who purchase tickets for three concerts in the season a 10% discount and four or more concerts a 15% discount on their purchase.  For terms & conditions, read here

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