Stuttgart Radio Symphony OrchestraShow dates: Sun 20th October Running time: TBC
Stéphane Dèneve conductor
Henning Kraggerud violin
Formed immediately after the Second World War, the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra has risen rapidly to become one of the great German Orchestras and they're bringing a programme that unites two Austrian heavyweights.
Mozart's final Violin Concerto, performed here by the acclaimed Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud, is both expansive and dramatic.
Beginning with stern resolve, Mahler's Symphony No. 6 marches implacably towards a titanic struggle, only for its hero be flattened by overwhelming forces. But if the ending is tragic, it's a glorious defeat with a thrilling ride to get there.
Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium:
Jonathan James on Mahler's 6th Symphony.