Mahler - Symphony No. 3 in d minor
This concert has no intermission
NHK Symphony Orchestra
Women of the National Radio Choir
National Children's Choir
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Mezzo-soprano: Olesya Petrova
Fabio Luisi conducts NHK Symphony Orchestra
Born in Italy, Fabio Luisi is currently chief conductor on two continents. In Texas, he is the successor to Jaap van Zweden at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. And in Tokyo, he leads the NHK Symphony Orchestra, which today performs Mahler's Third Symphony, one of Mahler's signature orchestral works with a major role for voice. The NHK Symphony Orchestra is joined by both the women of the National Radio Choir and the National Children's Choir.
Mahler's Third symphony
Initially, Mahler gave his Third Symphony a programme: a summer morning dream. In the six movements, he featured animals, flowers and angels. He later removed all these titles, but the Third remains a declaration of love to nature and the universe. Including Bavarian folk music and sleigh bells, and children stepping into the roles of angels.