Dec
22
2010
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Mahler in Rome

Mahler Le SinfonieThe Mahler series of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome continues in 2011 with the following concerts

Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, conducted by Antonio Pappano

January 2011
Sat 8 | Mon 10 | Tues 11
Symphony No. 6

March 2011
Sat 12 | Mon 14 | Tues 15
Symphony No. 1

April 2011
Sat 2 | Mon 4 | Tues 5
Symphony No. 9

October 2011
Sat 22 | Sun 23 | Mon 24

with the China National Chorus and soloists Manuela Uhl, Christine Brewer, Meagan Miller, Sara Mingardo, Maria Radner, Nikolai Schukoff, Christopher Maltman, Georg Zeppenfeld
Symphony No. 8

November 2011
Sat 12 | Mon 14 | Tues 15
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Symphony No. 7

In addition, further concerts will be given by the Mariinsky Orchestra together with the Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, conducted by Valery Gergiev:

10 November 2011
Symphony No. 9

11 November 2011
Symphony No. 4


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Apr
24
2010
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Antonio Pappano on Gustav Mahler

“Mahler wanted to live, that’s the whole point!”

Do you remember the first time you heard Mahler’s music?

Pappano: My first encounter with Mahler’s music was, of course, with the vocal music; the Rückert-Lieder ”“ Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen [I am lost to the world] had a huge impact on me, but you know, strangely enough, the song that stays with me is Liebst du um Schönheit [If you love for beauty]. I know that song was originally not part of the group, but it’s so specifically Mahlerian. Mahler’s identity is absolutely unmistakable ”“ in three notes. And this is what made such a huge impression on me; it couldn’t be anybody else.

It’s very popular to say that Mahler was influenced by this or that. He was a conductor, the greatest conductor of his generation, certainly for opera, and he had everything in his head, so of course his music can be a mishmash of all different things; but what you do with this mishmash, what you do with your influences and how you make them into something that is your own ”“ he did that like nobody else.

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Find the full interview in Gustav Mahler: The Conductors Interviews
Edited by Wolfgang Schaufler
ISBN: 978-3-7024-7162-0
ISMN: 979-0-008-08493-5
Order number: UE26311 (German Edition: UE26310)

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