Mahler at a Crossroads

This concert was played:

  1. Symphony No. 6
  1. Jukka-Pekka Saraste conductor

Gustav Mahler wanted to gather the world in the symphony, and his world was at a shocking crossroads.

The symphonies of Gustav Mahler (1860−1911) are a treasure chest, practically unparalleled in music history. Mahler wanted to gather the world in the symphony, and the world in which he lived was at a shocking crossroads, both politically and artistically. He composed Symphony No. 6 in one of the happiest periods of his life, in 1903 and 1904. Nevertheless, the music is among the darkest he ever wrote and has been interpreted as a kind of prophecy of the dark times awaiting both Mahler and his world.

Jukka-Pekka Saraste has had a close relationship with the Oslo Philharmonic ever since his first concerts with the orchestra in the 1980s. He was Chief Conductor from 2006 until 2013 when he was named Conductor Laureate. Saraste’s Mahler concerts with the Oslo Philharmonic have long been regarded as extraordinary events.


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  • Senior: 150 - 430 NOK
  • Student: 150 - 270 NOK
  • Child: 150 NOK

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