Mahler with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra

Thomas Hampson is set to grace Seoul with two performances of Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn alongside the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra on March 28 & 29. Under the baton of Jaap van Zweden, Hampson will breathe life into this timeless collection of German folk poems, delving into themes of love, nature, and the human condition with orchestral richness and emotional depth.

Renowned as the foremost interpreter of Gustav Mahler’s songs, Hampson has left his mark on this evocative song cycle with two recordings. Initially, he captured its essence in the original piano setting alongside pianist Geoffrey Parsons in 2006. Later, he recorded the orchestral version with the Wiener Virtuosen, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the composer’s passing in 2011. For further details and links to purchase each album, please explore Hampson’s Recordings.

Photo credit: Lukas Beck

“Mahler’s music is a ‘sound cosmos’ unto itself […] It is a reflection of my own world, something that’s extraordinarily informative to me as human being.”

Thomas Hampson