BSO Encore Performances from Tanglewood presents

Mahler Symphony No. 3

BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons has an affinity for the grandest, most ambitious symphonic repertoire.
Here he leads a stunning performance of Mahler’s biggest and most varied work, the Third Symphony, the second piece in the symphonic trilogy using text from the folk-poetry collection Des Knaben Wunderhorn (“The Boy’s Magic Horn”). The wonderful Susan Graham is the mezzo-soprano soloist in the fourth and fifth movements; she is joined by women’s chorus and children’s chorus in the fifth-movement Wunderhorn setting “Es sungen drei Engel” (“Three angels were singing”). The symphony explores the relationship among nature, humankind, and the spirit through movements with such titles as “What the Wild Flowers Tell Me,” “What the Angels Tell Me,” and, in the extended, gorgeous finale, “What Love Tells Me.”

Performance Details
Hosted by Jamie Bernstein
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons,
conductor
Susan Graham,
mezzo-soprano
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
and
Boston Symphony Children’s Choir,
James Burton,
conductor

Recorded August 24, 2018

Available August 9, 2020 at 2:30pm through August 16.
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BSO Encore Performances from Tanglewood
Video streamed full-length concerts on Sunday afternoons of the BSO and Tanglewood Festival Chorus chosen from Tanglewood’s vast archive of recorded performances. Each will be introduced by a celebrity host and performance by Andris Nelsons, Seiji Ozawa, John Williams, and Anne-Sophie Mutter, among others.

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