In the first concerts of 2011 we arrive at an important turning point for Mahler. Gone are the folk tunes that dominate the first four symphonies; in their place is a thrusting rhythm, a demonic drive and an argumentative edge - all heard through an enlarged, empowered orchestra.
Friday 14 January 2011 Syzmanowski Violin Concerto No. 2 Mahler Symphony No. 6 Jaap van Zweden conductor Leonidas Kavakos violin Wednesday 19 January 2011 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) Mahler Symphony No. 5 Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor Nicholas Angelich piano
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