Lucerne Festival 2007: Claudio Abbado - Mahler Symphony No. 3
This Claudio Abbado recording captures a very special night at the 2007 Lucerne Festival with the 3rd symphony by Gustav Mahler. Ever since its debut in 2003, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra has been enthusiastically received by public and press alike. The orchestra is the realisation of a dream for Claudio Abbado, who handpicked famous soloists, chamber recitalists and orchestral musicians to form this ensemble. The line-up includes such luminaries as Kolja Blacher and Sabine Meyer, alongside sundry members of the world’s great orchestras. The cello section alone boasts Natalia Gutman, Clemens Hagen and Valentin Erben. The popular work, completed in 1896, became famous through Luciano Visconti’s film “Death in Venice”, where the catchy “Midnight Song” from the Fourth movement serves as a prominent theme. Claudio Abbado is undeniably a supreme Mahler conductor and his recordings of Mahler’s Nos. 5, 6 and 7 symphonies with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and have set new standards in interpretation of Gustav Mahler’s works. For this performance orchestra and conductor are joined by singer Anna Larsson, the Arnold Schoenberg Choir Vienna and the famous Bavarian Tölz Boys Choir. Join in the imposing experience of a live performance of Mahler’s No.3 with its awesome silences and towering climaxes recorded in the acoustically superb Congress and Concert Hall Lucerne on August 19, 2007.
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