PRESS RELEASE 21st SEPTEMBER 2010

Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Present Cycle Mahler
BY GILLY LLOYD FOR FR2DAY.COM AUG 26, 2010

Yakov Kreizberg, Artistic & Musical Director of the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic, takes the podium for the second concert in the orchestra's new season, a performance entitled Cycle Mahler, which takes place on Sunday 26th September. "Remaining true to the musical agenda initiated when I arrived," says Kreizberg, "we continue to present a rich variety of series - concerts in the Auditorium Rainier III and the Grimaldi Forum, Midis Musicaux, Matinées Classiques, and of course young people's concerts - all of which will provide many opportunities to hear major works of symphonic repertoire from Beethoven and Brahms, to Schumann and Rachmaninov, and much much more, without forgetting Gustav Mahler." 2010 marks the centenary of Mahler's death, and this concert will be the first in the current season of the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic to mark the occasion, with a performance of his Symphony No 5. Composed during 1901 and 1902, the work is in five movements, the most familiar of which being the hauntingly beautiful Adiagietto. "When you hear Mahler's Fifth," said Herbert von Karajan, "you forget that time has passed. A great performance of the Fifth is is a transforming experience. The fantastic finale almost forces you to hold your breath."

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