Mahler’s Symphony No.3 is a colossal work both in duration and orchestration. Written in his composing hut at the Attersee near Salzburg, Mahler’s music captures the gorgeous beauty of the surrounding landscape. Because the music reflects sounds of nature—flowers, forest animals—along with mankind, angels and love, Mahler felt strongly that this work shouldn’t be considered a symphony but rather a celebration of the miracles and transformations of life.
Subscription Concert 12
Symphony Hall, Xinghai Concert Hall
Symphony No.3 in D minor
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Liang Ning, mezzo-soprano