Gustav Mahler constantly revised his first symphony until shortly before his death. Even the premiere was a catastrophic failure and even the last performance in New York, according to Mahler's own statement, "pretty much flopped here". Today, his symphonic debut is one of the composer's most frequently performed pieces and occupies a place of honor in the orchestral repertoire - as a masterpiece in which passion, a sense of mission and the highest art of instrumentation combine to create an intense artistic sensory experience for the audience. The Tonkünstler Orchestra recorded Mahler's "First" with American conductor Robert Trevino in an exclusive film aesthetic.

Important orchestral works, renowned conductors and powerful images! The Tonkünstler Orchestra presents its moderated concerts as impressive film recordings from the Festspielhaus St. Pölten and the Auditorium Grafenegg. In the first part of the series Erklärt. Erlebt! series, the musicians use live excerpts to illuminate the construction plan of each piece, and presenter Albert Hosp explains exciting historical and music-historical contexts. Afterwards, the work can be experienced in its entirety as a concert film - in exclusive film aesthetics, with vivid perspectives and extraordinary camera movements. Fabio Luisi, Mei-Ann Chen, Jun Märkl, Robert Trevino and Emmanuel Tjeknavorian conduct popular masterpieces of the orchestral repertoire: Richard Strauss' Alpine Symphony, Antonín Dvořák's Ninth Symphony "From the New World," Béla Bartók's "Concerto for Orchestra," Gustav Mahler's First Symphony and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's symphonic poem "Scheherazade" - entertaining, educational and compelling!



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Explained. Experienced!

Commentated concerts with Albert Hosp and the Tonkünstler Orchestra Niederösterreich from the Festspielhaus St. Pölten.