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The MET Orchestra Plays Mozart and Mahler at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/05/30/the-met-orchestra-0800pm

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Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 is an elegant work with an abundance of beautiful melodies that also shows a fascination with all things Turkish, including a section where cellos and basses slap the wooden side of their bows on the strings to create an exotic percussive sound. Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 has its own share of melodic splendor, particularly in the fourth-movement Adagietto—the gorgeous love letter he wrote to his wife, featuring strings and harp. The symphony is also dramatic with a powerful opening Funeral March and roof-raising jubilant finale. —Carnegie Hall

Performers
The MET Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
James Ehnes, Violin

Program
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish”
MAHLER Symphony No. 5

 

Cover photo: Gianandrea Noseda by Ramella & Giannese / © Teatro Regio di Torino, James Ehnes by Benjamin Ealovega


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