Music review: BBC SSO/Runnicles, Mahler 4

Mahler was a composer of astringent complexity and blinding contrasts, never more so than in his Fourth Symphony, yet in that particular work such defining ingredients express their argumentative power through delineated classical textures and the sublime soprano solo '“ Das Himmlische Leben '“ in the visionary finale.

Donald Runnicles

City Halls, Glasgow ****

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