Cosmic and combustive, this piece hurtles through infectious rhythms and leaping melodies via the sparse, eerie, mystical sonorities of what Bartók termed his 'night music'.
Further into darkness, Mahler's Sixth Tragic Symphony builds to the famous hammer strokes or inexorable blows of fate which Mahler felt like the 'stroke of an axe'.
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano
Tamara Stefanovich piano
RepertoireBartók: Concerto for 2 pianos, percussion & orchestra
Mahler: Symphony No.6