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Symphony No. 3

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, François-Xavier Roth
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    A masterpiece first played by the Gürzenich OrchestraThe premiere of Mahler’s Third Symphony took place in June 1902 in Krefeld (not far from Düsseldorf), but it was indeed the Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne which gave that first performance... greeted with acclaim – this was not always the composer’s experience with his masterpieces. Originally conceived as a hymn to Nature, in which the inert chaos of the opening movement is gradually left behind, the work calls for enormous forces (large orchestra, women’s choir, boys’ choir, and contralto soloist) and at each hearing leaves an unforgettable impression on the audience. Such was the case in October 2018, when François-Xavier Roth led the esteemed successors of the work’s first interpreters in this latest Mahler adventure.

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    • Sara Mingardo
    • Women's choir of Schola Heidelberg
    • Young Singers of the Kölner Dom
    • Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
    • Conductor


    GUSTAV MAHLER [1860-1911]
    · Symphony No. 3
    Part I

    No. 1. Kräftig. Entschieden (32'05)

    Symphony No. 3
    · Part II
    No. 2. Tempo di Menuetto. Sehr mäßig (8'55)
    · Part II
    No. 3. Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast (16'27)
    · Part II
    No. 4. Sehr langsam. Misterioso. Durchaus ppp (8'50)
    · Part II
    No. 5. Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck (4'20)
    · Part II
    No. 6. Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empfunden (22'35)

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