Lorenzo Viotti dirigeert Mahlers Symfonie nr. 9
'Unforgettable' was how the Dutch paper 'Trouw' described Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra chief conductor Lorenzo Viotti's baptism by fire with Mahler's Fifth Symphony. That triumph promises another, this time the great Ninth Symphony, Mahler's last complete symphony. Although it’s said to be the composer’s farewell to life, it also explores its more beautiful moments.
Lorenzo Viotti and Mahler
The Netherlands has a special Mahler tradition. When a new chief conductor takes on a Mahler symphony, all eyes and ears are focused on him or her. The first Mahler concerts of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra with Lorenzo Viotti as chief conductor were a resounding success. 'You were amazed by this muscular performance full of sharp contrasts. The NedPhO was in great shape, audibly happy and pleased with such a magnetizing chef,' says Peter van der Lint.
Mahler's Symphony No. 9
Gustav Mahler created a unique sound world with each of the nine symphonies he completed. Mahler was convinced that his Ninth Symphony would also be his last: a ninth symphony was a death sentence, as Beethoven and Bruckner had already proven, according to him. It inspired Mahler to create perhaps his most penetrating and emotionally charged music, music in which he says goodbye to life.
Dates and times
|Saturday 13 April
|20:15 - 22:35
|Monday 15 April
|20:15 - 22:35
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