Mahler - Kindertotenlieder
Mahler - Symphony No. 5 in c sharp minor
This concert has an intermission
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Baritone: Peter Mattei
Fabio Luisi and the Concertgebouworkest
Exactly ten years ago, on May 18, 2011, Fabio Luisi and the Concertgebouworkest already shared the stage of the Main Hall for a program with only Mahler. Newspaper Trouw praised how Luisi could make the orchestra sound "tight and transparent" in Das Lied von der Erde, and wrote about a "very honest performance". Tonight the orchestra and conductor will continue with Mahler, with Symphony No. 5 . You will also hear the Kindertotenlieder, with baritone Peter Mattei as a soloist.
Mahler's Symphony No. 5
"Each part has its friends and its enemies," Mahler wrote of his Symphony No. 5. He was thrilled that this work raised such extremes of emotions. After three partly vocal symphonies, the Fifth is a purely instrumental. But therefore no less intense: sometimes jubilant, sometimes gloomy, always fiery. "The work has come to represent the total of all the suffering that life brought to me."