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This show closed on February 24, 2020

About Budapest Festival Orchestra: All-Mahler Program

In this all-Mahler program, Iván Fischer and his boldly original Budapest Festival Orchestra are joined by German contralto Gerhild Romberger for the heart-rending Kindertotenlieder, poignant lamentations on the death of a child. The evening concludes with the arresting Symphony No. 5, an enduring monument to the composer’s belief that “a symphony must be like the world; it must embrace everything.”

The All-Mahler Program:

Kindertotenlieder

Symphony No. 5

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Mahler takes his work completely seriously, as does Fischer, which makes everything tonight thoroughly compelling.
Frankfurter Rundschau
The latest installment in Ivan Fischer's near-complete Mahler cycle...renders the myriad beauties of this most wondrous of symphonies into an unforgettable experience.
Stereophile
A perfect beauty of a performance, natural sound matching natural evolution and every solo perfectly intoned.
BBC Music Magazine

David Geffen Hall

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

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