Music and Vision homepage Jenna Orkin: Writer Wannabe Seeks Brush With Death - From the heights of greatness (the Juilliard School; musicians Rosalyn Tureck and Nadia Boulanger) via way-ward paths to the depths of wickedness these reminiscences will entertain and enlighten.

 

Ensemble

Glorious Music

Mahler's Third Symphony opens
the Cleveland Orchestra's 94th Season,
reviewed by SUZANNE TORREY

 

There is nothing small about Gustav Mahler's Third Symphony. Perhaps in emulation of one of his musical idols, Richard Wagner, who had already written the longest operatic work, the Ring Cycle, this symphony runs about ninety-five minutes and is composed of not only music from an enlarged orchestra, but two choruses and an alto soloist, all stretched over six movements. It also requires a conductor who can walk the line between delicacy and over-confidence. Maestro Franz Welser-Möst has been thought of as being 'unemotional' in his style, but not on this opening night of the orchestra's ninety-fourth season [20 September 2012, Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA]...

Copyright © 1 October 2012 Suzanne Torrey,
Cleveland, USA

-------

GUSTAV MAHLER

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

FRANZ WELSER-MOEST

CLEVELAND

OHIO

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

 << M&V home       Concert reviews        The Sixteen >>

 

Wild Camel Protection Foundation - Patron: Dr Jane Goodall CBE