Press release from the Concertgebouw:
On 8, 9 and 10 January 2020, Jaap van Zweden will be conducting the Concertgebouworkest. The programme includes a two-part version of Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 completed by Willem Mengelberg. This little-known version features both the Adagio as well as the ‘Purgatorio’, and has not been performed since the world premiere given by Mengelberg and the Concertgebouworkest in 1924. Van Zweden, music director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra – a post Gustav Mahler himself once held – is juxtaposing this work with a world premiere by the Dutch composer Martijn Padding, Softly Bouncing, and Stravinsky’s Le sacre du printemps.