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MET Orchestra in all-Mahler Program with Susan Graham and Matthew Polenzani at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage - Carnegie Hall

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

Mahler said “a symphony should embrace the world,” a statement true of much of his music. In just a few bars, he can take the listener on a ramble through the forest, conjure visions of the last judgment, recreate a wild klezmer dance, or paint a picture of heaven. Mahler’s music speaks to every emotion and touches every level of the psyche—it truly embraces the world. His song cycle Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Youth’s Magic Horn) tells tales of joy, recounts the farewell of a young soldier to his lover, conveys the mysteries of childhood, reveals the pleasures and pains of love, and much more. —Carnegie Hall

The MET Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
Susan Graham, Mezzo-Soprano
Matthew Polenzani, Tenor


Selections from Des Knaben Wunderhorn

“Der Schildwache Nachtlied”
“Verlor’ne Müh”
“Trost im Unglück”
“Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht”
“Das irdische Leben”
“Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt”
“Lied des Verfolgten im Turm”
“Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen”
“Lob des hohen Verstandes”

Symphony No. 1


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