Mahler Symphony No. 4 (2018)

Mahler

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Daniele Gatti

Throughout his life, Gustav Mahler grappled with existential questions which were a source of both torment and inspiration for him. Perhaps the most important of these involved the existence of an afterlife, a theme which informs his first four symphonies to varying degrees, and which helps explain why Mahler considered his Symphony No. 4 from 1900 to be the conclusion of a ‘fully self-contained tetra- logy’. Despite Mahler’s doubts, bouts of writer’s block, changes of course in midstream and his reservations about written programmes, the overarching themes of the works in question are as clear as day. While the First Symphony was about suffering, death and transcendence, the Second about the possibility of resurrection after death and the Third about an order of living beings in nature and the cosmos as created by God, the Fourth focuses on the opposition between earthly life and paradise.

 

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is lauded by the most authoritative international critics as one of the world’s greatest orchestras. Known for its unique sound and stylistic flexibility, it has worked with all the leading composers and conductors. Indeed, such composers as Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss and Igor Stravinsky conducted the orchestra on more than one occasion. Only seven chief conductors have led the orchestra since it was founded in 1888: Willem Kes, Willem Mengelberg, Eduard van Beinum, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Chailly, Mariss Jansons and – starting in the 2016–17 season – Daniele Gatti. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Academy provides instruction in orchestral playing to young, talented musicians. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra undertook an extensive world tour in 2013 on the occasion of its 125th anniversary. Her Royal Highness Queen Máxima is the orchestra’s patron.

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Daniele Gatti

Considered the ‘foremost conductor of his generation,’Italian conductor Daniele Gatti has galvanized the music world with his dramatic and instinctive style. A charismatic maestro, he demonstrates an equal mastery of the orchestra and the opera stage, delivering consistently probing inter-pretations imbued with fire and refined sensitivity.

Music Director of the Royal Phil-harmonic Orchestra since 1996, Gatti has inspired audiences and critics alike with his enraptured performances; his recordings have attracted enthusiastic notices. Since 1998, Gatti is also Music Director of Bologna’s opera house, the Teatro Comunale, and has conducted opera to great acclaim the world over. 
A native of Milan, Daniele Gatti studied piano and violin at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory, earning his degree in composition and conducting. Following his La Scala début at the age of 27, he led productions at Venice’s Teatro La Fenice, the Chicago Lyric Opera, the Berlin Staats-oper and New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Maestro Gatti was Music Director of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome from 1992 to 1997 as well as Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Opera

Julia Kleiter

Julia Kleiter was first acknowledged internationally 2004 making her debut as ‘Pamina‘ in a production “Die Zauberflöte“ staged by Bob Wilson and conducted by Jiri Kout at Opéra Bastille in Paris. In the meantime she has sung the part of ‘Pamina‘ under Marc Minkowski in Paris and Madrid, under Claudio Abbado at the Edinburgh Festival, under Nikolaus Harnoncourt in Zurich and under Adam Fischer at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. After having sung – conducted by Semyon Bychkov - concert performances of “Daphne“ and the role of ‘Xenia‘ in “Boris Godunov” in Florence and under Claudio Abbado ‘Pappagena’ in Ferrara, Baden-Baden and Modena she performed new productions of “Lucio Silla“ by Johann Christian Bach under Theorodr Guschlbauer in Winterthur and 2006 of Mozarts “La La Finta Giardiniera“ under Nikolaus Harnoncourt in Zurich. In Verona and Reggio Emilia she sang ‘Susanna‘ in „Le Nozze di Figaro, in Venice and at the Salzburger Festival she made her debut 2006 in Mozart’s “Lucio Silla“ under Tomas Netopil. Also in Salzburg she performed concert performances of Mozart’s „Betulia liberata“ under Christoph Poppen.

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Mahler Symphony No. 4 (2018)

Mahler

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

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Recording location: Concertgebouw Amsterdam Holland
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