Iván Fischer conducts Mahler

The Concertgebouw Orchestra on tour in Lucerne

Iván Fischer conducts the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Mahler’s Seventh Symphony.

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Mahler sets off a grand firework display with the full forces of the brass and percussion.

Iván Fischer conducts the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Mahler’s Seventh Symphony.

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Mahler sets off a grand firework display with the full forces of the brass and percussion.

Concert programme

  • Richard Wagner

    'Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg': Prelude

  • -- interval --

  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 7

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About this concert

Under the baton of honorary guest conductor Iván Fischer, the Concertgebouw Orchestra will be performing Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 7. Follow the composer as he goes through a process of purification and catharsis. The development of the ‘hero’ begins in the Seventh Symphony with a fluctuation between contrasting emotions and, after mysterious nocturnal visions in the central movements, erupts into triumphant victory in the Finale. At the very end Mahler sets off a grand firework display with the full forces of the brass and percussion.

In 1909 Mahler conducted the Concertgebouw Orchestra in the Dutch premiere of his Seventh. The fickle symphony confused the press and public alike, but gradually Mahler’s Seventh Symphony gew into an audience favourite.