Song of the Earth debuts in Hanoi

 

Austrian composer Gustav Mahler of The Song of the Earth

 

Laid out in six separate movements, each of them an independent song, the work is a symphony for Tenor and Alto (or Baritone) voice and orchestra; and will feature Swedish Swedish artist Anna Einarsson, Vietnamese tenor Trinh Thanh Binh and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO).

Mahler (1860 – 1911) conceived the work in 1908, following closely on the publication of Hans Bethge's volume of ancient Chinese poetry rendered into German, Die Chinesische Flöte ("The Chinese Flute").

The approximately 65 minute-performance, which is a message of nature, cycle of life, the root of the existence of the universe, as well as the death and resurrection, was first performed in Munich, Germany in 1911.

Anna Einarsson has performed with several symphony orchestras and concerts in churches and radio channels. She has also released several albums.

Trinh Thanh Binh is a graduate of the Vietnam National Academy of Music. He currently works for VNSO and has performed in several symphony ballet concerts, including Carmen, and The Man Walking Through the Valley.

"The Song of the Earth", will be performed under the baton of Japanese conductor Honna Tetsuji.

The Hanoi Opera House is at 1, Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.