Mahler Symphony No 4
Kirill Karabits conductor
Lucy Crowe soprano
London Symphony Orchestra
A child’s view of heaven: Kirill Karabits conducts Mahler’s Fourth Symphony.
Mahler isn’t necessarily massive, and his Fourth Symphony begins with sleigh bells, birdsong, and a melody straight out of Mozart. It all seems deliciously simple. But this is Mahler, after all, and between that playful opening and the final portrayal of a child’s Heaven, there’s a whole universe of drama, emotion and heart-piercing beauty.
With soprano Lucy Crowe bringing all her insight and vocal radiance to that extraordinary finale, it’ll sound lovelier and more blissful than ever.