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Free Live Concert Webcast: Beethoven’s 4th and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde

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Ludwig van Beethoven

On Saturday, November 12 at 8PM EST (GMT -5) the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert.  The orchestra will be led by French conductor Louis Langrée, and soloists Kelley O’Connor (mezzo soprano) and Russell Thomas (tenor) will be featured.

Gustav MahlerThe program includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 and Mahler’s Das Lied von der ErdeA text and translation for Das Lied von der Erde can be downloaded from the DSO websiteThe original Chinese poems that are the source of the text (and some beautiful paintings for the poems) can be found at this English-language website. Those interested in translation technicalities (like me) will find an interesting article here. An article that provides reviews of a number of recordings of the work can be found here.

You can see the concert at  Go to the website an hour before the performance to see an informal presentation on the works in the program.


  1. A website to find out more about Mahler and his works.


Image attributions:  Ludwig van Beethoven, painting by Carl Jäger (1833-1887), public domain, via Wikimedia Commons,  Gustav Mahler, photograph by E. Bieber [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.


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