Zubin Mehta conducts Mahler’s Third Symphony
“Real horror” seized Gustav Mahler when he realized the enormous dimensions of his Third Symphony. The vastness of the work was consistent with his spiritual conception, however, since nothing less than “the entire world” was to be mirrored in this music, which was inspired by impressions of nature and visions of the afterlife. At the close is a hymn to love, tender and intense, one of the most moving finales ever written. The conductor is Zubin Mehta, who was introduced to this musical cosmos by Mahler’s assistant Bruno Walter.
Zubin Mehta conductor
Okka von der Damerau mezzo-soprano
Ladies of the Rundfunkchor Berlin
Boys of the Berlin State and Cathedral Choir
Symphony No. 3 in D minor