As part of his own celebration of the Mahler anniversary years, Christoph Eschenbach has published high quality videos of his current series of Mahler concerts with the Orchestre de Paris. Symphonies 1, 2, 6 and 8 are already online. The films, directed by François Goetghebeur, are a collaboration with the Orchestre de Paris and Medici TV.
The next performance is the Ninth Symphony on the 15th June.
See also our interview with Christoph Eschenbach on Mahler’s music.
“Mahler controls chaos”
Do you remember the first time you heard Mahler’s music?
Oramo: I have to confess that I can’t remember. I went to concerts with my father quite often when I was young, especially when my mother was playing, she is a pianist. But Mahler’s music – I suppose it could have been when Igor Markevitch was conducting in Helsinki. And I seem to remember that my mother played Bartók’s Third Piano Concerto with him, and then there was Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. It could have been then.