Zubin Mehta conducts Mahler’s Third Symphony

“True horror” gripped Mahler when he realised the enormous dimensions of his Third Symphony. Its size, however, corresponded to his ideal conception: it was to reflect nothing less than “the whole world”. At its conclusion is a moving hymn to love. Zubin Mehta conducts this performance of the symphony, Okka von der Damerau sings Nietzsche’s words of warning “Oh Mensch, gib Acht” in the fourth movement.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Zubin Mehta

Okka von der Damerau

Ladies of the Rundfunkchor Berlin

Boys of the Berlin State and Cathedral Choir

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