January 18-20, Mahler's Symphony No. 3

[Susan Graham]

Andris Nelsons leads Mahler's Symphony No. 3 featuring mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, January 18-20
The outstanding American mezzo Susan Graham joins Andris Nelsons, the BSO, and the women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for Mahler's Third Symphony, which, along with his Symphony No. 2, exemplifies the composer's ambitious expansion of the symphonic genre.

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About the Music: Podcasts & Program Notes

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Watch/Listen

  1. Video Podcast by Anthony Princiotti.
  2. Andris Nelsons speaks with Brian Bell on the Mahler 3rd Symphony.
  3. Brian Bell provides an all-too-brief snippet of the Mahler Symphony No. 3, being performed on January 18-20, 2018.
  4. Audio Concert Preview by Robert Kirzinger.

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Women of the Tanglewood Festival   Chorus, 
    James Burton, conductor

Children's Chorus

MAHLER Symphony No. 3

The outstanding American mezzo Susan Graham joins Andris Nelsons, the BSO, and the women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for Mahler's Third Symphony, which, along with his Symphony No. 2, exemplifies the composer's ambitious expansion of the symphonic genre. This is the second of Mahler's trio of "Wunderhorn" symphonies (Nos. 2-4) employing text from the folk-poetry collection Des Knaben Wunderhorn. The six-movement symphony is divided into two parts. Part I is a massive, 30-plus-minute opening movement representing a Bacchic procession celebrating the arrival of summer. Part II (movements 2 through 6) is a series of character pieces representing the responses of, in turn, wild flowers, animals of the forest, mankind itself, angels, and the spirit of love.