LSO & Rattle – Tippett & Mahler
Sir Simon Rattle © LSO
From blissful radiances to a last lament, Sir Simon Rattle conducts the final works of Tippett and Mahler. Tippett never shied away from breaking new musical ground, and his last work was no exception. Inspired by journeys to Senegal, The Rose Lake is the imaginary chant of the breathtaking, Lake Retba. The Rose Lake is a hymn of nature; but Mahler’s final work, left unfinished and restored after years of collaboration, is the cry of a desperate man. Condemned to life with a fatal heart condition and a failing marriage, his Tenth Symphony is a heartrending goodbye – as the composer himself inscribed on the manuscript, “farewell, farewell”.