Gustav Mahler was afraid of composing a Ninth Symphony - with a view to Beethoven's and Bruckner's creative biography, a mythical but threatening number for him. Nevertheless, he wrote by his own admission "blindly going on", first in his secluded Komponierhäuschen, then he finished the score in New York. His fear was confirmed: the ninth is the last work he could complete. In it, he brings his mounting technology to an extreme, the traditional forms and models reach for nothing. And at the same time, there is a mood of farewell above everything.

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 9 in D major (1909/10)

Michael Sanderling | conductor
Dresden Philharmonic


February, 2nd 2019 7:30 pm, 6:45 pm Concert introduction with Albert Breier
February, 3rd 2019 6:00 pm, 5:15 pm Concert introduction with Albert Breier

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