Yannick Nézet-Séguin: G. Mahler Symphony No. 5

Visconti, Venedig: Mahlers Kultsinfonie

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Mahler’s Fifth Symphony enjoys cult status, thanks in no small part to Visconti’s film Death in Venice. Even more famous than the Adagietto heard in the film is the opening trumpet fanfare. Many musicians are dazzled by Mahler’s extraordinary use of orchestral sound. While conducting his works, the passionate Mahler conductor Leonard Bernstein practically merged with the composer. Bernstein’s spiritual successor hails from Canada: Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the former principal conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, was recently named to America’s most prominent conducting post: Music Director of New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

Photo that shows Yannick Nezet Seguin C Hansvanderwoerd 002. © Hans van der Woerd
© Hans van der Woerd


Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor

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