Myung-Whun Chung and Gustav Mahler

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Myung-Whun Chung conducts Gustav Mahler
Orchestra and Chorus by La Fenice Theater

Gustav Mahler composed most of the score to his Symphony No. 3 in the summers of 1895 and 1896 in a composing hut he had built at the edge of the Alpine lake at Steinbach am Attersee. Natalie Bauer-Lechner, a close family friend, recalled Mahler being overwhelmed with musical ideas for what would become the second movement of his new symphony upon arriving at the idyllic retreat in early June 1895: “On the very first afternoon, as he was gazing out of his little house that lay entirely nestled amidst grass and flowers, it was sketched and completed in one sitting.” During the following ten weeks the composer worked out the musical material for what would become movements 2–6. By mid-August Mahler was able to report to a friend with considerable satisfaction: “The summer brought me the Third – probably the most mature and the most unique that I have done up to now.”

Myung-Whun Chung conducts the Symphony No. 3 in D minor by Gustav Mahler. Chorus Master is Claudio Marino Moretti with Piccoli Cantori Veneziani.

Myung-Whun Chung, born in Korea, makes his debut as a pianist at the age of seven, at 21 he wins second prize at the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow. In 1979 he became assistant to Carlo Maria Giulini at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where in 1981 he was appointed associate director. From 1984 to 1990 he was music director of the Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra, from 1987 to 1992 principal guest conductor of the Teatro Comunale di Firenze, between 1989 and 1994 musical director of the Orchestra dell’Opéra de Paris-Bastille and since 1997 to 2005 principal conductor of the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. In 1995 he founded the Asia Philharmonic, formed by the best musicians from 8 Asian countries. In 2005 he was appointed music director of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and in 2016 he was appointed honorary musical director of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2011 he has been principal guest conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden. From 2000 to 2015, Myung-Whun Chung was musical director of the Orchester Philharmonique de Radio France, of which he has been the honorary director since 2016. 

He has directed many of the most prestigious orchestras in the world, including Berliner and Wiener Philharmoniker, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Bayerischer Rundfunk, New York Philharmonic, Orchestra of the Metropolitan in New York, the main orchestras in London, Paris, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland and Philadelphia.

Location: La Fenice Theater, Venice

Schedule: April 10th and 11th  2020


Time: Fri 8 pm / Sat 5 pm

Ticket: up to € 143

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