Past Event7 Apr 2018

Mozart and Mahler

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Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

MOZART Concerto for Two Pianos in E flat major, K. 365
MAHLER Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor

Maestro Edo de Waart opens our subscription season with a Masterworks concert that will delight and inspire audiences. It features international piano duo Christina and Michelle Naughton, who will perform Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos.

Sing Tao Daily said of their recent performance in Hong Kong, “Joining two hearts and four hands at two grand pianos, the Naughton sisters created an electrifying and moving musical performance.” 

Arguably one of the best symphonists of the 20th century, Gustav Mahler’s Fifth Symphony was composed in 1901, and was the first symphony he began while holidaying on the shores of the Wörthersee. The beautiful Adagietto 4th movement is probably the most recognisable of Mahler’s compositions and has been played at significant events in history, including the funeral of Robert Kennedy. With its haunting strings and harp, it is Mahler’s love song to his wife, Alma.


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