The Concertgebouw is virtual signalling on Mahlermain
Deprived of its unimaginative Mahler Festival, Amsterdam will be running a Mahler cycle on video.
This new festival includes an extensive line-up of digital programming: more than twenty-five streams will be shown via social media and our website, as well as broadcast in part on AVROTROS and NPO2 extra. Mahler symphonies have been selected from the Concertgebouworkest collection of recent recordings, including performances led by past chief conductors Mariss Jansons and Bernard Haitink.
Notable is the omission of Mahler performances by two other chief conductors, Riccardo Chailly and Daniele Gatti.
What else do they have?
Mahler’s Universe – a documentary series shot the world over featuring interviews with renowned individuals such as Jessye Norman, Jaap van Zweden and granddaughter Marina Mahler – will be made available for viewing. In the meantime, the Concertgebouw is working hard on plans for a future Mahler Festival.