Sir Simon Rattle conducts Dvořák and Mahler — With Magdalena Kožená and Simon O'Neill

Czech Philharmonic

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Magdalena Kožená — Mezzo-soprano

Simon O'Neill — Tenor

Czech Philharmonic

Sir Simon Rattle — Conductor

Program notes

For his first collaboration with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the marvelous Sir Simon Rattle conducts works by two favorite composers, including the most famous compatriot of the esteemed ensemble, Antonin Dvořák! His symphonic poem The Golden Spinning Wheel, based on a folk ballad recounting a story of deception, magic, and revenge, opens the evening before magnificent mezzo Magdalena Kožená and tenor Simon O'Neill join the festivities in Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth).

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