Andris Nelsons and Matthias Goerne with works by Tchaikovsky and Mahler

In his Fifth Symphony, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky uses grand gestures to portray his personal psychological drama. Andris Nelsons fully savours the emotional and tonal power of the music – and juxtaposes it intriguingly with Gustav Mahler’s songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Here, there are also fearful chasms, but they occur subliminally, in a seemingly simple folk-song style. The soloist is the outstanding lieder singer Matthias Goerne.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Andris Nelsons

Matthias Goerne

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