A Summer Afternoon Dream
Symphony No. 3, D minor
Salzburg Festival and Theater Kinderchor
Riccardo Minasi conductor
Kate Aldrich alto
The Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, the Bachchor, the Salzburg Festival and Theater Kinderchor, alto Kate Aldrich and maestro Riccardo Minasi explore the vast symphonic cosmos of
Gustav Mahler. In nearly two hours, two sections and six sets, according to the composer, a "summer afternoon dream" occurs in his "Third," which can also be read and heard as the novel of life and transfiguration. It is a work that still seems bold in its construction - but more essential is the depth of thought and musical variety with which Mahler paints his world. In the introduction, Pan awakens and summer marches in in a procession of Bacchus. Not only the idyll,
but also the dangerous, even the devilish, of nature becomes intoxicating sound. A comprehensive panorama of the earthly emerges - "What the flowers in the meadow tell me" is lovely, but "the animals in the forest" announce archaic elemental forces. The human appears singing and longing for redemption. "What the angels tell me" gives folksong-like, poetic hope for a fulfilled afterlife. The vision of the divine lies in the final, beguilingly lyrical flowing phrase - "what love tells me."
The concert will be played without intermission!
Advance booking starts April 29, 2021
Tickets: € 27 - € 93
€13 for U27 - bookable from 30 days before event!
WALK: In the footsteps of Mahler's 3rd Symphony
Sun, September 26, 2021 and Mon, September 27, 2021
1.30 pm, Steinbach am Attersee
A lecture by Thomas Heißbauer