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Monday 28. Oct. 2019, 8.00 pm | Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal

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2nd Philharmonic Concert

Kent Nagano

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont Overture in F Minor, Op. 84

Franz Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor

Conductor: Kent Nagano
Piano: Nobuyuki Tsujii
Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg

Mahler’s Fifth – written in 1902 – is "pure music". It is not based on any literary text, on an acknowledged or secret programme which would have to be interpreted and unlocked in order to "understand" the music. It is absolute music. Mahler himself told his friend Guido Adler in this context: "… I say that I know no other programme than this: the music arises without any external cause. It is within me. I fathom nothing, and do not wish to hear later … that it was something else. 'It' occupies me. 'It' should become. Nothing else will become. It must be so. Nobody should ask why…!" Alma Mahler, who married the composer on February 29 of the year the symphony was written, would say in a radio interview in 1960: "He had stopped wailing, he had stopped lamenting in self-pity, he wanted to assert himself … It lacks the visionary element. The Fifth is a symphony of realities."

One hour before the concert, dramaturge Dieter Rexroth will give a pre-concert talk (in german).

Venue: Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal, Platz der Deutschen Einheit 4, 20457 Hamburg
Prices: € 83,00 / 65,00 / 51,00 / 36,00 / 14,00

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