Archive: Mahler 9

St. Pölten Festspielhaus Großer Saal Festspielhaus | Großer Saal


  • Christian Arming, conductor


Gustav Mahler

Memory, leave-taking and collapse: those are the themes of Gustav Mahler’s Ninth, his last completed symphony, which could only be premiered after his death. Which is why there was initially a long-running controversy about whether he was coming to terms with his own approaching death in this work. Later scholars were skeptical. These days, this Janus-headed work is seen, for all its backward-looking character, as a sign of the beginning of what came to be termed modernism in music. In a unique form concept, the slow first and last movements, dominated by a doomsday mood, bookend two fast middle movements that recall the turbulences of life and the world. The Finale becomes a breathtaking protocol of evanescence.

Unfortunately, Music Director Yutaka Sado has had to cancel his participation in this concert. Christian Arming has agreed to take over his part at very short notice.

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Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 9


  • Andante comodo

  • Im Tempo eines gemächlichen Ländlers

  • Rondo-Burleske. Allegro assai, sehr trotzig

  • Adagio. Sehr langsam und noch zurückhaltend


80 Min.