Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Daniel Harding

Thursday
18
May 2023
8:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie

Introduction: 6:45 pm

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Friday
19
May 2023
8:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie

Introduction: 6:45 pm

Subscription A
Saturday
20
May 2023
7:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie

Introduction: 5:45 pm

Subscription S

Programme

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 7 in E Minor

Performers

Daniel Harding conductor
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

Night walk with Daniel Harding: in the somber Funeral March, Gustav Mahler’s shadowy, gloomy Seventh Symphony emerges as “the psychogram of a compulsive existence” (Wolfgang Stähr). Nachtmusik I, characterized by a horn duet, casts a wistful glance into bygone times; the Scherzo acquires a restless, spooky character; and Nachtmusik II becomes a nocturnal serenade especially through the presence of a guitar and a mandolin, instruments rarely found in an orchestra. After the eerie nocturnal atmosphere of the previous movements, the work’s gigantic finale transports the listener towards the light – a change of mood that left the audience attending the work’s premiere somewhat perplexed. Today, Mahler’s Seventh is considered a masterpiece of symphonic form, as will be exemplified in Mahler specialist Daniel Harding’s performance.

Recommendation of a CD

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 6
With Daniel Harding from 2014.

More about the CD