Vienna plays its 50th Mahler 9thNews
Message from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra:
We are excited to play our 50th performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 with Franz Welser-Möst this Sunday!
On June 26, 1912, the Vienna Philharmonic performed the world premiere of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 under Bruno Walter as part of the Wiener Musikfestwoche at the Musikverein Wien. Gustav Mahler’s assistant and long-time confidante Bruno Walter conducted the symphony one year after the composer’s death.
“Mahler 9 takes an appreciative glance at life while honoring death”, says conductor Franz Welser-Möst.