The Czech Philharmonic is one of Europe’s grandest orchestras – a fact also reflected in today’s program, which features Mahler's Third. It can hardly get any grander than this. At the end of the nineteenth century, music was seen as the highest of all the arts, and this symphony supports this claim like few others. For his great canvas of the world, the composer calls for an oversized orchestra, two choirs, and a solo voice. The formation of the world – no lesser story is told by the symphony’s six movements.