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6.11.15

What the NSO Told Me


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Mahler, Symphony No. 3, A. S. von Otter, Vienna Philharmonic, P. Boulez
(DG, 2003)

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Mahler, Symphony No. 3, A. Larsson, Berlin Philharmonic, C. Abbado

(DG, 2002)

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Charles T. Downey, Eschenbach and NSO find coherence elusive in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 (Washington Post, November 6)
Christoph Eschenbach’s tenure at the National Symphony Orchestra is drawing to a close, with his term as music director set to end at the close of next season. The German conductor’s time in Washington has produced several significant achievements, but a great Mahler symphony cycle has eluded him. The season’s major opportunity in this area came Thursday night, with Eschenbach’s first performance of Mahler’s gigantic Symphony No. 3, heard in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

Mahler’s Third is a behemoth under the best of circumstances, a work of evening-filling length and often intractable proportions... [Continue reading]
National Symphony Orchestra
Mahler, Symphony No. 3
With Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

SEE ALSO:
Anne Midgette, Anne Sofie von Otter set to perform in D.C. in November (Washington Post, October 30)

Eschenbach's Mahler Symphonies:
No. 5 | No. 9 | Blumine | No. 4 | No. 5

Mahler 3:
Marin Alsop (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 2015)
Gustavo Dudamel (Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, 2013)
Iván Fischer (Munich Philharmonic, 2012)
Esa-Pekka Salonen (Dresden Staatskapelle, 2011) | Mariss Jansons (Royal Concertgebouw, 2010)
Mariss Jansons (Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, 2010) | Iván Fischer (NSO, 2008)
Claudio Abbado (Lucerne Festival, 2007) | James Conlon (Juilliard Orchestra, 2005)

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