Thomas Hampson Sings Mahler
Gustav Mahler — Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen ("Songs of a Wayfarer")
Richard Strauss — Eine Alpensinfonie ("An Alpine Symphony"), Op. 64
Strauss ascends past waterfalls and glaciers to reach wondrous peaks of sonic rapture in An Alpine Symphony, a feat achieved by history’s greatest tone painter with the combined efforts of a colossal orchestra. Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer delight in the fresh bloom of new love, delivered with the richness and emotional intensity that Thomas Hampson has cultivated through a career-spanning Mahler obsession. In his Ballade, Coleridge-Taylor presents a stirring impression of the American folkloric landscape.
About Thomas Sondergard, conductor
North Bethesda, MD 20852