Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mariss Jansons direction
For one night only in Paris, Mariss Jansons will lead the orchestra from the shadows to the light with Mahler's Symphony No.5
Beethoven Coriolan, overture- – version established by Gustav Mahler
Mahler Symphony No. 5
A concert by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra is an evening of guaranteed unalloyed musical pleasure. The ranks of the orchestra create a unique and astonishingly rich texture, and each movement is a brilliant showcase for their orchestral sound. Luchino Visconti put Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in the spotlight when he chose the Adagietto to express the feelings of the protagonist in his film Death in Venice, adapted from the novella by Thomas Mann. The score is imbued from beginning to end with the same atmosphere of solemnity and beauty. Mariss Jansons’ relationship with Mahler’s oeuvre is an enduring love story – he cherishes and interprets the composer with a precision and musical intelligence which is utterly personal. This evening has all the makings of a unique moment, one of those events about which one can say with pride, ‘I was there’.