Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Vladimir AshkenazyCourtesy of the artist

Tenor Stuart Skelton loves Mahler's uproarious love song to life, Das Lied von der Erde, especially the moments when he gets to sing of the joys of wine! But there is so much tenderness here, too, and Skelton is a master at evoking these and many other moods in Mahler's masterpiece.

Episode Playlist

MOZART: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro

STRAUSS: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde

MUSSORGSKY: A Night on the Bare Mountain
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Jose Serebrier, conductor
WITCHES' BREW Le Bouillon de la Sorciere Hexenbrau
ASV 6117


Karen L of Atascadero, CA is this week's encore contest winner! She correctly id'd Vladimir Ashkenazy's performance as Mendelssohn's Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream (transcribed by Rachmaninov).