Markus Stenz conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 3 in Utrecht
"Just imagine a work of such magnitude that it actually mirrors the whole world", Mahler wrote to the singer Anna Bahr-Mildenburg. "My [third] symphony will be something the like of which the world has never heard!. In this work, the whole of nature finds a voice … some passages in it seem so uncanny that I can hardly recognise them as my own work."
At first, Mahler describes the symphony’s six movements as follows: 1: Summer marches in. 2: What the flowers of the meadow tell me. 3: What the animals of the forest tell me. 4: What night tells me (mankind). 5: What the morning bells tell me (the angels). 6: What love tells me. Later, though, he changes his mind and wants the music to speak for itself.
Markus Stenz will conduct this Symphony No. 3 in D minor by Gustav Mahler in Utrecht (TivoliVredenburg, 8:15pm) on 23 December 2017.
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
Tamara Mumford Alt