Karina Canellakis. Foto: Mathias Bothor
Medlemmar ur Kungliga Filharmonikerna. Foto: Mats Lundqvist
Peter Mattei sings Mahler’s gripping songs.
Thursday 29 April 2021 19.00Ends approximately 21.00
With appearances on prestigious stages such as the Metropolitan in New York, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Covent Garden in London, Opéra National de Paris and Salzburger Festspiele, Peter Mattei is one of Sweden’s most prominent internationally active singers by far. He has performed at Konserthuset Stockholm many times before, most recently with highly acclaimed interpretations of Schubert’s Winterreise with pianist Lars David Nilsson. Now we will hear him with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in Mahler’s painful, yet beautiful Kindertotenlieder, a song cycle in five parts for voice and orchestra, with lyrics from Friedrich Rückert’s poems Songs on the Death of Children.
Leading the orchestra will be star American conductor Karina Canellakis, who will also conduct Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. This majestic symphonic masterpiece is infused with tension, electricity, beauty and finesse. The concert will begin with Canadian composer Zosha Di Castri’s Lineage, which revolves around a dreamy chorale that practically floats in on little gliding intervals. She says the music is about the present and the past, an idea that emerged while talking to her grandparents about “the old days.”
The musicApproximate times
Zosha Di Castri Lineage11 min
Gustav Mahler Kindertotenlieder26 min
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 145 min
- Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
- Karina Canellakis conductor
- Peter Mattei baritone