84. Late Night

Time and date

Saturday 1 July 2023

10:00 pm

11:00 pm


Bantry House

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Mahler grew up under the spell of the German folk songs collected in ‘Des Knaben Wunderhorn’. In these songs dead soldiers answer the roll-call, St Anthony preaches to fishes, a magic ring journeys from the Rhine to the King’s table, nightingales sing to lovers, deserted lovers die of broken hearts, songs arrive on the wings of three geese (two grey and one white) and all the while the trumpet summons young men to a soldier’s death. They alternate between a childlike fairy-tale delicacy and a grimly ironic commentary on the realities of war and power. Above all else these songs capture the heart with their sheer beauty. At a rehearsal of the Eighth Symphony, a child from the Boy’s Chorus approached the composer: ‘Mr Mahler, the song is beautiful’.

Admission: €15

All works performed by Caroline Melzer Nicholas Rimmer

Composer Work
Mahler from Des Knaben Wunderhorn - Rheinlegendenchen; Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?; Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt; Verlorne Muh; Ich ging mit Lust durch einen Grünen Wald; Nicht wiedersehen; Revelge; Wo die Schönen Trompeten blasen
Mahler Five Rückert Songs