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Klaus Mäkelä conducts the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Mahler

Klaus Mäkelä moves around confidently within the Concertgebouw Orchestra’s highly praised Mahler tradition. In addition to Mahler’s First Symphony, they’ll also play the emotionally charged Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) by Arnold Schoenberg, born 150 years ago.

Klaus Mäkelä conducts the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Mahler

Dates
Thu 19 Sep20:15 - 22:35
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
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Mahler��s Symphony No. 1

When Gustav Mahler came to Amsterdam to conduct the Dutch premiere of his First Symphony in 1903, a close collaboration started – so began the Concertgebouw Orchestra’s much-vaunted Mahler tradition. Klaus Mäkelä steps into that tradition with respect and self-confidence. He previously gave stunning interpretations of the Sixth and the Third, now it is time for the First, which he calls Mahler's 'pastoral’ symphony: ‘I’ve always been attracted to its imaginative beauty, and its freshness. The expression is extremely clear, and it contains all the elements of his later work.’

Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht

Klaus Mäkelä opens the concert with Verklärte Nacht by Mahler's contemporary Arnold Schoenberg, who was born 150 years ago in Vienna. The late-romantic work is based on a poem by Richard Dehmel about a woman who confesses to her loved one that she is carrying someone else’s child. The music closely follows the conversation and draws the listener into an intimate emotional journey leading from fear and guilt to pure happiness.

Klaus Mäkelä conducts the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Mahler

Dates
Thu 19 Sep20:15 - 22:35
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
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