After the first rehearsal for the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, Mahler wrote to his wife Alma of a symphony in which `new worlds are forever being engendered, only to crumble into ruin this foaming, roaring, raging sea of sound dancing stars, to these breathtaking, iridescent, and flashing breakers’.
Beginning with a lone trumpet call, Mahler’s symphony summons forth a wall of sound. It journeys from the tragic despair of the first movement to the lasting triumph of the finale via a withdrawal into the achingly beautiful Adagietto movement scored for gossamer like harp and strings.
Also hear the the `enthralling interpretative integrity’ (The Guardian) of Piotr Anderszewski’s pianism, in Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto.
RepertoireBeethoven: Piano Concerto No.1
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