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Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - Symphony No. 10 & Das Lied von der Erde

Two works in which the awareness of mortality plays a major role will close the Mahler Festival in the Concertgebouw on 18 May 2025. Das Lied von der Erde and the Adagio from the Tenth Symphony will be performed by the legendary Berliner Philharmoniker and the equally legendary conductor Daniel Barenboim. Note: Tickets will go on sale on 1 June 2024.

Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - Symphony No. 10 & Das Lied von der Erde

Dates
Sun 18 May20:15 - 22:35
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
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Daniel Barenboim and the Berliner Philharmoniker

One of the world's most legendary orchestras, the Berliner Philharmoniker, will be led by Daniel Barenboim on the final night of the Mahler Festival. 'The Tenth is and remains music of the future,' the legendary pianist and conductor says of Mahler's swan song. He also conducts the impressive non-symphony Das Lied von der Erde.

Das Lied von der Erde and the Symphony No. 10

The world is turning - roughly the tenor of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde. Life is seen as a continuous transition stage in texts inspired by Chinese poems. In this work and the Tenth Symphony, the idea of mortality played a major role. Mahler knew he was incurably ill and had also lost his infant daughter. He had lost everything and had to 'learn to walk like a newborn again', he wrote to a friend. That did not come to pass. Of the Tenth Symphony, he completed only the stirring Adagio, performed tonight by the Berliner Philharmoniker.

Mahler Festival

From 9 to 18 May 2025, Het Concertgebouw is organizing a major Mahler Festival for the third time. After the Mahler Festivities in 1920 and 1995, all of Mahler's symphonies will be heard again in the Main Hall. Among others, they will be performed by the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Concertgebouw Orchestra, which was once conducted by Mahler himself. A selection of top soloists and choirs, led by conductors such as Iván Fischer and Jaap van Zweden, devote themselves to these monumental works. More information about the Mahler Festival can be found here.

Amsterdam 750

On 27 October 2025, Amsterdam will celebrate its 750th anniversary, marking a year-long celebration. Starting on 27 October 2024, a jubilee year full of activities for all Amsterdammers begins.

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Amsterdam 750

On 27 October 2025, Amsterdam will be celebrating its 750th birthday. During the 12-month lead-up to this momentous milestone, the city is going all out. The festival year kicks off on 27 October 2024, filled with various activities from small neighbourhood get-togethers to major cultural events

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Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - Symphony No. 10 & Das Lied von der Erde

Dates
Sun 18 May20:15 - 22:35
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
show in Google Maps