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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Valery Gergiev on Gustav Mahler

“Mahler’s Seventh made me sleepless”

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

Gergiev: I remember it very vaguely. It was the 1st Symphony. Obviously, I was a very, very young man, but I remember that final movement when the horn section suddenly stands up and continues to play while standing. It’s a very powerful statement of desire in this symphony. That was very memorable.

That was a long time ago and, of course, it was also a long time before I started to look at Mahler’s symphonies ”“ although when I was preparing to participate in the Herbert von Karajan Competition for young conductors, I saw that Mahler’s 1st was on the list of pieces to prepare. That meant that if you prepared it, you could be asked to conduct the second movement, part of the finale, part of the first movement or just a couple of tempo transitions at the end ”“ they don’t give you the entire symphony to conduct.


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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