A Modernist Rosenkavalier at the MET
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August 17, 2017

A semi-staged  version of Das Klagende Lied probably did for most listeners what it did for me: it made me curious. Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT for San Francisco initiates) is highly considered as a Mahler expert, having recorded all the symphonic works, including young Mahler’s first daring tone poem, the one-hour cantata Das Klagende Lied (best translated as “Song of lamentation and accusation”) that he composed in 1880, at age twenty, writing the piece without any chance of hearing it performed.

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