Nelsons conducts Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (Salzburg Festival, 2020)
Few symphonies make as powerful a statement as Mahler's "Tragic" Sixth, composed on a huge scale for an enormous orchestra, and this performance from the 2020 Salzburg Festival made a defiant artistic statement in the face of the global pandemic. At the helm of the Wiener Philharmoniker – its participation throughout the festival enabled by a strict programme of testing – is Andris Nelsons, whose interpretation was praised for its grandeur and generosity of spirit, encapsulating the symphony's moods from the implacability of the first two movements through the of the yearning romanticism of the Andante to the finale's final desolation.
- Wiener Philharmoniker
- Andris Nelsons