Mahler: Music for Conductors

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 16:06

Why are conductors are so drawn to the music of Gustav Mahler? Find out in the Philharmonia’s latest film with their Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen

In this video the legendary Finnish conductor explains how and why he keeps returning to the music of the Austrian composer, which bridged the 19th century Austro-German classical tradition with the early modernism of the early 20th century.

Strauss can be conducted by an orangutan and it still sounds pretty nice. Mahler, not so.
Esa-Pekka Salonen on the music of Gustav Mahler

Join Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra on Thursday 12 April as they close their ongoing Mahler Symphonies series with a performance of the provocative First Symphony, alongside a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

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