Mahler’s mightiest symphony, often known as ‘The Symphony of a Thousand’ calls for huge orchestral forces, eight soloists, a boys’ chorus and large mixed chorus. Described by the composer as his ‘gift to the whole nation’ it is an epic drama in two parts, the first a setting of a Medieval Latin hymn Veni Creator Spiritus, and the second a setting of the final scene of Goethe’s Faust.
Maazel's Mahler Cycle continues...
Mar 20 2014, 19:30 - Royal Festival Hall
Maazel conducts Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra and Ein Alpensinfonie
Mar 23 2014, 15:00 - Royal Festival Hall
Lorin Maazel conducts Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel, Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition