To celebrate the Mahler anniversary years 2010 and 2011, as well as the conductor’s 70th birthday, Christoph Eschenbach and the Orchestre de Paris have made high definition video recordings of the Mahler series they presented this season available online.
All symphonies as well as the interview Christoph Eschenbach gave to Universal Edition are now online.
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 FranÃ§ois Goetghebeur, are a collaboration with the Orchestre de Paris and MediciÂ TV.
The next performance is the Ninth Symphony on the 15th June.
“Mahler is certainly the greatest symphonist ever”
Do you remember the first time you heard Mahler’s music?
Eschenbach: Mahler wasn’t very popular in Germany during my childhood, for obvious reasons; he was banned during the Hitler years. Only slowly did Mahler symphonies return to concert programmes. I was living in the country, in Schleswig-Holstein, so I didn’t have many opportunities to go to concerts anyway, but I remember listening to Mahler records. There was a very famous actor at the time, Gustaf GrÃ¼ndgens, whom I knew, and he introduced me in 1961 to the 2nd Symphony. It’s very interesting that it was him.