Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam

Daniele Gatti
Works by Wagner & Mahler

Conducted by Daniele Gatti

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Siegfried Idyll

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor

One of Europe’s finest orchestras graces the Athens Festival, performing two works whose confessional mood stems from them having been written at critical moments in their composers’ lives. Impassioned and dark, wild and heroic, otherworldly, tranquil and sensual, Mahler’s Fifth Symphony (1901-2) runs the gamut of emotions from the fear of death to the hope of resurrection in the light of love. A lighter and more tender piece, Siegfried Idyll (1870) was Wagner’s gesture of love towards his wife, Cosima, and their newborn son; a little gem of optimism and elegance.

source: greek festival

30 June 2010, 21:00

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

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