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Ensemble

Two Stages

Manfred Honeck conducts Mozart and Mahler,
reviewed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI

 

From 3-5 May, the well known and respected Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck — at present principal director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra — brought a rather unusual concert to Rome: the last of Mozart's Symphonies (No 41 in C major, generally named Jupiter) with the first of Mahler's Symphonies (in D major, sometimes called the Titan after a novel which reportedly inspired the composer). This review is based on the much applauded 3 May 2015 performance. The concert was performed in the huge three-thousand seat Santa Cecilia Hall by the Symphony Orchestra of the Saint Cecilia National Academy.

The program is less unusual than it may look at a superficial view...

Copyright © 7 May 2015 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DI SANTA CECILIA

ROME

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

GUSTAV MAHLER

ITALY

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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