LSO: Barbara Hannigan conducts Mahler & Messiaen


Blissed-out visions of heaven from Mahler and Messiaen: the irrepressible Barbara Hannigan conducts and dreams her way to glory. Olivier Messiaen sends up a prayer, and the skies themselves seem to ring with majestic, multicoloured sounds. Mahler gets inside the mind of a child, in a symphony of blue skies, jangling sleigh bells and sudden, rapturous visions. It’s a wild ride to heaven, and the extraordinary Barbara Hannigan is there to show us the way tonight. As a singer, there’s nothing Hannigan can’t do, and as a conductor she drives straight to the places that other musicians wouldn’t dare. She’s been called ‘an artist who shoots straight for the heart and never misses’, and tonight the LSO’s Artistic Associate conducts a concert charged with wonder. PROGRAM Mahler: Symphony No. 4; Messiaen: L’ascension

Additional Info

  • No: 8635
  • Composer: Olivier Messiaen, Gustav Mahler
  • Conductor: Barbara Hannigan
  • Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Artists: Aphrodite Patoulidou
  • Production year: 2023
  • Run time: 01:30:00
  • Producers: LSO
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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