Archive: Mahler 4

Wien Musikverein Großer Saal Musikverein | Großer Saal


  • Marysol Schalit, soprano
  • Lorenzo Viotti, conductor


Erich Wolfgang Korngold
«Sursum corda!» Symphonic Overture op. 13
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«The first movement begins as if it could not count to three, but then it goes straight into the large multiplication table and finally counts vertiginously in millions and more millions», was Gustav Mahler’s summing up of his Fourth Symphony. Irony, a wink of the eye and distance dominate, but also come up against spectral sounds and a delicate, hymn-like, heightened intimicy. Lorenzo Viotti has got his career off to a dream start in recent years, already achieving notable success in Vienna with music by Mahler. Beforehand, however, he demonstrates his weakness for the voluptuous opulence of Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Music from his ecstatic overture «Sursum Corda!» later earned the composer an Oscar – as the score to «Robin Hood».

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Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 4 in G major


  • Bedächtig, nicht eilen

  • In gemächlicher Bewegung. Ohne Hast

  • Ruhevoll. Poco adagio

  • Sehr behaglich. «Wir genießen die himmlischen Freuden»


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