Mahler's Ressurection Tickets
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Boston Symphony Orchestra presents Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, featuring conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi, soprano Camilla Tilling and mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly. Symphony No. 2, popularly known as Resurrection Symphony, is among Mahler’s most successful works that gained significant acclaim during his lifetime. Written somewhere between 1888 and 1894, it is considered to be his first major piece that eventually came to represent his understanding of beauty in resurrection and the afterlife. In this extensive composition, the composer created and explored ‘sounds from a distance’, which in turn played a part in musically creating ‘another world’. These thematic aspects have already been developed in his First Symphony. Mahler’s Resurrection covers a length of nearly ninety minutes and has conventionally been labeled as one in the C minor key. This piece is one of the most celebrated Romantic classical compositions, which explains why Mahler’s Resurrection tickets continue to be such a timeless treat for many.
Gustav Mahler was a late-Romantic period composer who was among the prominent conductors from his generation. His compositions presented a bridge between twentieth century modernism and nineteenth century Austro-German traditions. During his lifetime, Mahler’s authority as a conductor became quite well established and his music gained further recognition after the Nazi era. It was particularly in the years after 1945 that his compositions were discovered as well as championed by a host of new listeners. The maestro gained the status of a frequently recorded and performed composer, and entered the twenty-first century with growing popularity. His dedication to excellence in performance alongside his innovative productions brought him among the greatest opera conductors of all time. In particular, it was his unique interpretation of Mozart and Wagner’s stage works that established his exceptional musical prowess. In the later years of his life, he was appointed as the artistic director at New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera, also based in New York.
Mahler’s Resurrection requires an orchestral performance featuring a mixed choir, an organ, an offstage ensemble for percussion and brass, and two soloists. What is particularly unusual about it is its use of tam-tams with one pitched low and one pitched high. The symphony was first performed in December 1895 by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with Mahler as conductor, and soloists Hedwig Felden and Josephine von Artner. It received its American premiere in 1908, produced by New York Philharmonic with Mahler conducting himself again. A decade later, the Boston Symphony Orchestra first played the piece, featuring conductor Karl Muck and soloists Merle Alcock and May Peterson. After three decades, the composition debuted as a Tanglewood production of 1948 with conductor Leonard Bernstein alongside soloists Nan Merriman and Ellabelle Davis. The most recent Tanglewood performance was held in 2008 featuring conductor Bernard Haitink, with vocal soloists Christianne Stotijn and Heidi Grant Murphy.
Founded in 1881, Boston Symphony Orchestra is counted among America’s five leading symphony orchestras often called the ‘Big Five’. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the BSO stages its concerts at Boston’s grand Symphony Hall and the Tanglewood Music Center. Andris Nelsons was recently appointed the BSO’s music director for the 2013-2014 season and is to serve the following season as well. The Orchestra’s current conductor emeritus is Bernard Haitink while its music director laureate is Seiji Ozawa. Over the years, the Orchestra has performed several symphonies by Mahler including his famous Sixth Symphony and Symphony Number Nine. It has also recorded a live performance of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony among its initial recordings from the James Levine era.
German conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi, who is to conduct Mahler’s Resurrection, has an ongoing relationship with the BSO and Tanglewood as their guest conductor. Since retiring from Cleveland Orchestra as the music director, he has appeared as the guest conductor with various symphonies including Chicago Symphony Orchestra, LA Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and New York Philharmonic Orchestra. The BSO’s upcoming performance of Mahler’s finest symphonies with conductor Dohnanyi, is a concert not to be missed. Make sure to book your Mahler’s Resurrection tickets in time.