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BSO Encore Performances from Tanglewood: Mozart and Mahler
July 19, 2020 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PMFree
Hosted by Jamie Bernstein
This warm and engaging August 17, 2013, program, led by BSO Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink, features the German violinist Isabelle Faust in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, nicknamed “Turkish” for the fiery music in its finale. Mozart wrote all five of his violin concertos in the mid-1770s, when he was in his late teens. Gustav Mahler’s Fourth Symphony is the last of the trio of symphonies with vocal movements using texts from the German folk poetry collection Des Knaben Wunderhorn (“The Boy’s Magic Horn”). By far Mahler’s most gregarious symphony, the Fourth bursts with gorgeous melody and concludes with a setting for soprano and orchestra of the Wunderhorn text “Life in Heaven.”