Season Finale: Mahler's Fifth

May 24 2019
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Ulster Hall 34 Bedford Street, Belfast,

Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.

Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 is the first time the soloist is given completely different entry music to the orchestra, creating an entirely new style of dialogue between piano and orchestra. This dramatic concerto will be performed by the fantastic pianist Inon Barnatan.

“Barnatan elevated all three movements with his impeccable technique, inspired phrasing and gossamer touch… He manifested a brightness of spirit, an alacrity perfectly in tune with the Mozart's quicksilver genius.” (Houston Chronicle)

The concert concludes with Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. A work of intense emotion and epic scope, it is perhaps best known for its glorious fourth movement, which formed part of the soundtrack for the film Death in Venice. Conductor Herbert von Karajan believed that a great performance of Mahler’s Fifth