Russian conductor Valery Gergiev conducts the Munich Philharmonic in a performance of Mahler and Strauss.
The Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss are the composer’s final completed compositions, published posthumously in 1950. German soprano Diana Damrau sensitively performs these gravely beautiful works.
Gustav Mahler’s 5th symphony includes the famously passionate third movement Adagio. Cinephiles will recognise it from Luchino Visconti’s film: Death in Venice.