Iván Fischer (photo: Marco Borggreve)

Iván Fischer conducts Mahler’s First Symphony

“Mahler’s First Symphony is very close to me,” says Iván Fischer. “Perhaps because I hear in it a great deal of Mahler’s middle-class, assimilated Jewish background – from which I come myself.” The native of Hungary, one of the great Mahler interpreters of our time, also loves the work’s combination of exuberant Czech music-making, folk elements and lyrical tone. During this concert, he also conducts music by Mahler’s contemporary Richard Strauss: a lively selection of waltzes from Rosenkavalier and the nostalgic Duet-­Concertino with clarinettist Wenzel Fuchs and bassoonist Stefan Schweigert, principal wind players with the Berliner Philharmoniker.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Iván Fischer conductor

Wenzel Fuchs clarinet

Stefan Schweigert bassoon

Richard Strauss

Der Rosenkavalier. Second Set of Waltzes

Richard Strauss

Duet-Concertino in F major

Wenzel Fuchs clarinet , Stefan Schweigert bassoon

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 1 in D major

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Iván Fischer (photo: Marco Borggreve)