The Concertgebouworkest performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 under the baton of Daniel Harding. Christiane Karg is the soprano singing to us from heaven in the final movement.
Daniel Harding conducts Mahler’s lightest and leanes, his Symphony No. 4. Gustav Mahler conducted the Netherlands premiere with the Concertgebouworkest himself in 1904. Daniel Harding, who proved himself a Mahler expert before when he successfully conducted the orchestra in Symphony No. 1 and Das Lied von der Erde, will now guide the Concertgebouworkest and its audience into the heavenly Symphony No. 4.
After the rustic first, spooky second and mostly intimate third part, the angelic voice of soprano Christiane Karg will sing about ‘heavenly life’ in the Finale. The soprano solo was originally intended to be included in the song cycle Des Knaben Wunderhorn. The vocal part alternates with quick orchestral runs, as if angels perform a little dance in paradise.