Göteborgs Symfoniker
Available until 20 March 2023

Mahler: Symphony No. 5

The recording was made in Gothenburg Concert Hall, The Great Hall, September 9 2022.
Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 vibrates to a tragic mix of dread and harmony. Trembling nerves, but also the adagietto’s wonderful string section that floats between a state of dreaming and the waking world. We can only imagine how the audience reacted when Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 premiered in Cologne in 1904 – a crazy trumpet that plays a bygone fanfare, followed by the explosion of the orchestra and then the emergence of a sorrowful melody. What an atmosphere! The entire symphony is characterised by a tragic mix of dread and harmony. The renowned adagietto features a string section that floats between a state of dreaming and the waking world – tranquil, soaring and motionless at the same time.

 

 

 

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Programme

Mahler Symphony No. 5

Participants

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor

Claes Gunnarsson cello