Mahler: Symphony No. 9
Recorded live in Grieghallen Friday 31 January 2020.
Jukka-Pekka Saraste takes the ensemble through one of the most profound symphonies of all time.
In Mahler’s last completed symphony, first performed in 1912, the composer descended deeper than ever before into the depths of hell and despair.
Through some of the most original and fantastical orchestral writing of the time, Mahler prophesized the musical developments of the twentieth century and created a compelling journey from a premonition of mortality through demented dances and to ultimate silence. A rare chance to hear Mahler’s prophetic and fantastic Symphony No. 9.