Abbado conducts Mahler: Symphony No. 3

Abbado conducts Mahler: Symphony No. 3

Lucerne Festival 2007

Production Date: 19/08/2007
102 Min

The final stage of Claudio Abbado's career was largely defined by his work with ensembles he founded himself, such as the world-class Lucerne Festival Orchestra, with which he gave numerous unforgettable concerts, many of them featuring the music of Gustav Mahler, a composer particularly close to Abbado's heart. In this performance from 2007, it's the monumental Third Symphony – an all-embracing pantheistic panorama of nature and life, ending with an irresistible hymn to love. The fourth movement features Swedish singer Anna Larsson in Mahler's haunting setting of verse by Nietzsche.

Anna Larsson (Contralto)
Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Tölzer Knabenchor
Claudio Abbado