Simon Rattle conducts Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand”

The choirs stretched into the audience galleries when Simon Rattle conducted a much applauded and cheered performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand. Even the premiere in 1910 attended by Siegfried Wagner, Richard Strauss, Arnold Schoenberg, Bruno Walter, Stefan Zweig and Thomas Mann was the most triumphant success in the life of Mahler. And the composer himself felt the symphony to be “the grandest thing I have done yet”.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Knaben des Staats- und Domchors Berlin

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