Sunday Herald, The, Aug 18, 2002
by Christopher Lambton
Music Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (chamber version), Edinburgh, 14 August 2002
Das Lied von der Erde
Usher Hall
For its (pounds) 5 late-night concerts the Usher Hall shakes off Edwardian formality and dresses down in black T-shirts, but the music is some of the best this Festival has to offer. In the haunting chamber version of Mahler's Das Lied Von Der Erde the six deeply nostalgic songs are radiantly performed by tenor Jonas Kaufman, mezzo Alice Coote and the Edinburgh Festival Ensemble under Garry Walker. Quite the best thing of the week.

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