Orquesta Sinfónica y Coro RTVE & Pablo González
The Palace of Charles V
Sunday 19 June 22:30 Symphony concert
Palace Concerts

Artists

 

Orquesta Sinfónica y Coro RTVE

Marco Antonio García de Paz, RTVE Choir director 

Coro Infantil «Elena Peinado» (Elena Peinado, director)

Wiebke Lehmkuhl, mezzo-soprano

Pablo González, conductor

 

 

Program

 

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Symphony No. 3 in D minor (1896)

 

 

Mahler’s Creation

With this work, which in the composer’s own words reflected “the whole of the creation”, Mahler thought he had become “an instrument of the universe”. Such was the musician’s exaltation when in July 1896 he finished the piece that he had begun the previous summer. The Third is a monumental symphony divided into six movements, two of which are vocal: the fourth, written on a poem by Nietzsche, is sung by a contralto voice; and the fifth in which the contralto is joined by a female choir and a children’s choir to give voice to one of the popular poems of The Youth’s Magic Horn, that compilation made at the beginning of the 19th century that was so important in Mahler’s early symphonies. For the end he leaves one of the most intense slow tempos ever out of his hand.

Concert with no interval

Estimated duration: 1 hour 40 minutes