Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, State Academic Choir "Latvia", Tarmo Peltokoski and Mahler's 2nd
Concert Hall "Latvija" will host a performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No.2 "Resurrection" by the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, State Academic Choir "Latvija" conducted by Tarmo Peltokoski.
The excellent Austrian composer and conductor Gustav Mahler is considered to be one of the last big authors of Romanticism music. Mahlers Symphony No. 2 is known as the “Ressurection Symphony” and is one of the most majestic musical pieces of the Romanticism era. The composer himself has acknowledged that in the optimistic young boy has been buried in the Second Symphony, that’s why the begining has the characteristics of a funeral march. The symphony has five movements, in which the themes of the Passover, salvation and resurrection reveal Mahler's vision of the beauty of eternity. Mahler wrote ten symphonies, though the tenth remained unfinished. The first four were written between 1887 and 1990, sometimes with a truly fanatical dedication to the work. For example, in the 1884/1885 season he not only completed the Second Symphony, but also composed the five movements of the monumental six-movement Third Symphony in a few weeks during the summer.
Gustav Mahler's unique, complex personality and his creative works form a direct arc from the traditions of late Romanticism to the musical movements of the 20th century. It reflects the radiant sunset of romantic maximalism in Western Europe. The composer has said that for him to compose a symphony is to create a whole world.
For both the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and the State Academic Choir "Latvija" it will be a return to Mahler's Symphony No.2, but for the first time it will be conducted by Finnish conductor Tarmo Peltakoski. Of course, it will also be the first time that this work will be performed at the Concert Hall "Latvija".
Organised by: SIA “Kurzemes filharmonija”.
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