Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Mahler's Symphony No 8

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Mahler's Symphony No 8

Mahler's epic Symphony No 8 ('Symphony of a Thousand') is presented by the Vivace Chorus, London Symphony Chorus, The London Chorus, Romsey Choral Society, Tiffin Boys' Choir and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Jeremy Backhouse, with - sopranos Claire Seaton, Elisabeth Meister, Helen Neeves, mezzo-sopranos Susanna Spicer and Deborah Miles-Johnson, Adrian Thompson (tenor) and basses Colin Campbell and Michael Bundy.

(As the name suggests, Mahler's 'Symphony of a Thousand' is gigantic in scale, even by his own standards. Employing an extended orchestra, two huge choruses, eight soloists and off-stage brass, it is perhaps the largest-scale orchestral-choral work in the classical repertoire, often compared to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony as a monumental human statement for its time.)

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