Photo: ;Natalie J. Watts

On Saturday 19th January Kitty Whately performs at the Mizmorim Festival in Basel, Switzerland’s classical festival dedicated to the celebration of Jewish composers and music. Appearing alongside tenor Jussi Myllys and conductor Nicholas Daniel, Kitty will perform Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde.

Often labelled as a symphony, Das Lied is a large-scale meditation on life, love and death; composed between 1908 and 1909, it was written during a time of significant sadness for Mahler, having resigned from the Vienna Court Opera (due to increasing Antisemitic pressure), the death of his eldest daughter, and his subsequent diagnosis with a heart condition.

For more information on Kitty’s performance at the Mizmorim Festival, please visit: http://www.mizmorimfestival.com/konzert-vilied-von-der-erde