Friday19.30
Musikverein Wien, Great Hall

Jordan, Janková, Nylund / Mahler "Symphony No. 8"

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Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 is an exceptional work. This first refers, purely externally, to its orchestration involving three choirs and eight soloists and an orchestra with far more than one hundred instrumentalists, which has very few equivalents in the history of music. 1,030 persons took part in the Munich premiere in 1910 under the direction of the composer, which gave it the epithet of “Symphony of a Thousand”. Due to its gigantic orchestration, it is only seldom performed: For instance, the last time the Wiener Symphoniker played this vocal symphony was in 2007. Now, the Orchestra, in collaboration with the Vienna Singverein concert choir, the Vienna Singakademie choir, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, and an exquisite group of soloists, will dedicate itself to this gigantic work again, and this on the occasion of a very special event: The two performances will conclude the aegis of Philippe Jordan as principal conductor of the Wiener Symphoniker. This will be a musical exclamation mark at the end of the Vienna concert season!

Performers

Irène Theorin 
soprano 
 (Una poenitentium )
Martina Janková 
soprano 
 (Mater gloriosa )
Sarah Connolly 
mezzo-soprano 
 (Mulier Samaritana )
Michaela Schuster 
alto 
 (Maria Aegyptiaca )
Iain Paterson 
baritone 
 (Pater ecstaticus )
John Relyea 
bass 
 (Pater profundus )
Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
mixed choir 
Wiener Singakademie
mixed choir 
Wiener Sängerknaben
children's choir 
Wiener Symphoniker
orchestra 

Programme

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 8 in E flat major "Symphony of a Thousand"
Symphony No. 8 in E flat major "Symphony of a Thousand"
1906-1907
80min
Part 1: Hymn "Veni creator spiritus"
Part 2: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust"

More Dates

Saturday19.30
Musikverein Wien, Great Hall

Location

Musikverein Wien
Musikvereinsplatz 1, 1010 Wien
Musikverein Wien | Great Hall

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