Abbado conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 9 at Santa Cecilia
Gustav Mahler Youth Orch.
Performance date: 01/01/2004
Few works are as strongly associated with Claudio Abbado as Gustav Mahler's Ninth Symphony. As a leading interpreter of the Austrian composer, Abbado’s knowledge of the Viennese tone, the familiarity with the combination of elegy and bold modernity, the energy for the grotesque upsurges in the middle movements and the inner calm for the end of the symphony, when the music becomes ever quieter and finally falls silent, is unparalleled. Performing with fresh musicality, the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, founded by the conductor himself, performs the great work in this 1986 concert at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome.
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