Top music students from schools across the UK perform Mahler’s profound Symphony No.9 and Liszt’s gruesome Totentanz.
Mahler’s Ninth is at the pinnacle of the composer’s abilities.
Full of drama, it is written for a massive orchestra.
It was Mahler's last fully completed work: shortly after finishing it, he died of heart disease at the age of 50.
It is often considered his farewell and his most personal score.
With soloist Noah Zhou, the orchestra also perform Liszt's Totentanz, based on the Gregorian plainchant melody Dies Irae from the Requiem mass.
Liszt was known to be obsessed with death, religion and heaven and hell.
The Duet Group is the world's only company dedicated to providing musical instruments to individuals, schools, and universities.
Its Philharmonic Orchestra brings exceptional music pupils together once every two years to form an enormous symphony orchestra. Together, they perform works of colossal size and complexity.
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