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MAHLER'S MASTERPIECE

Wednesday

19.05.2021

20:00 — Victoria Hall

Series O

Mécène

Thursday

20.05.2021

20:00 — Victoria Hall

Series S

Grand Mécène

Mécène

the agenda

Christoph Eschenbach
Direction

Chen Reiss
Soprano

Mihoko Fujimura
Mezzo-soprano

Zürcher Sing-Akademie
Choeur

GUSTAV MAHLER

Symphony No. 2 in C minor, “Resurrection”


the music

Unanimously received at its premiere, theSymphony No. 2is one of Mahler's most frequently performed symphonies, which he conducted more than any other of his works. From the initial funeral march to the liberating and radiant finale, the moods alternate between the simplicity of the Viennese laendler and the bohemian burlesque expression of the viola announcing ultimate joy in the brief and luminous Urlicht. These five movements capped by a final chorus follow in the footsteps of Beethoven in expressing the questions of any person in the face of death and subsequent resurrection. Christoph Eschenbach has often conducted this symphony, to which he infuses great dramatic intensity.



the venues

OSR Live

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Johannes Brahms

Symphony N° 4 in E minor op.98

Jonathan Nott

Conductor

Recorded on 22 March 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Modest Mussorgsky

Night on the Bare Mountain

Jonathan Nott

Conductor

Recorded on 30 November 2018 at Victoria Hall, Geneva