Symphony No. 8

Symphony No. 8

Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra & Daniel Harding

Main Hall

Tickets are available from €95.00

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Programme

Mahler - Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphonie der Tausend'

Musicians

Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
Netherlands Radio Choir
Orfeón Donostiarra
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Choir conductor: Peter Dijkstra
Choir conductor: José Antonio Sainz Alfaro
Soprano: Sarah Wegener
Soprano: Susanne Bernhard
Soprano: Hanna Husáhr
Mezzo-soprano: Stefanie Irányi
Alto: Claudia Huckle
Tenor: ntb
Baritone: Adrian Eröd
Bass-baritone: Shenyang

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Daniel Harding and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
Daniel Harding will conduct Mahler’s Eighth, the ‘Symphony of a Thousand’. That nickname’s not far off the mark. This monumental work requires almost four hundred musicians and singers. Listeners will see and hear the Netherlands Radio Choir and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, bolstered by various other choirs and soloists. This British conductor’s Eighth, according to The Scotsman, has ‘a challenging rawness, a sense of danger and unease, in the way Harding probed the innermost conflicting details.’

Mahler’s Eighth Symphony
To his friend Willem Mengelberg, Mahler described his Eighth Symphony as his most substantial work ever. ‘All the others anticipated this.’ In Mahler’s own words, he sings the praises of the complete universe in two monumental movements. ‘These are no longer human voices. They are planets and stars, rotating in orbit.’