Das Lied von der Erde

Gulbenkian Orchestra / Hannu Lintu

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Gulbenkian Orchestra
Hannu Lintu Conductor
Kirill Gerstein Piano
Christa Mayer Mezzo-Soprano *
Mihails Čuļpajevs Tenor

Thomas Adès
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (Premiere in Portugal)
1. Allegramente
2. Andante gravemente
3. Allegro gioioso

— Intermission 20 min —

Gustav Mahler
Das Lied von der Erde
1. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde
2. Der Einsame im Herbst
3. Von der Jugend
4. Von der Schönheit
5. Der Trunkene im Frühling
6. Der Abschied


* Due to reasons of force majeure, Christa Mayer replaces Elena Pankratova.

Thomas Adès’s Piano Concerto was composed in 2018 for the pianist Kirill Gerstein. Since its premiere in Boston in 2019, it has been acclaimed by the critics. The New York Times called it a “breathless” concerto that was “zesty and accessible”. The Concerto will be premiered in Portugal by Gerstein in a programme also featuring The Song of the Earth, Mahler’s celebrated and melancholic orchestral song cycle. Inspired by Chinese poems, it meditates on key aspects of life and nature and how we deal with them throughout our lives.

Hearing Guide

  • By Sérgio Azevedo

  • By Sérgio Azevedo

Main Sponsor Gulbenkian Music

Gulbenkian Orchestra Sponsor

Piano Concertos Sponsor

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