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MET Orchestra Plays Mahler and Sibelius at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage - Carnegie Hall

57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Mahler and Sibelius drew inspiration from nature, and the myths and poetry of their homelands. Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder is a melancholy but piercingly beautiful song cycle set to texts by Friedrich Rückert. There are brooding qualities in Sibelius’s innovative one-movement Symphony No. 7, but the work also boasts elemental power and stunning orchestration. The power of his Violin Concerto is derived from the tremendous technical demands made of the soloist. From its opening measures, the soloist is engaged, playing the opening theme and one of the most stunning cadenzas in all of music.—Carnegie Hall

The MET Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor

Christian Tetzlaff, Violin
Anne Sofie von Otter, Mezzo-Soprano

MAHLER Blumine
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
MAHLER Kindertotenlieder
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 7

Cover: Christian Tetzlaff; photo: courtesy of Carnegie Hall.


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