DVD + Blu-Ray:
Mahler 8 – Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Riccardo Chailly’s inaugural concert as the Lucerne Festival’s new Music Director completes Abbado’s Mahler cycle in a breathtaking performance.
Mahler 8 - Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra © Accentus Music
Chailly, LFO © Peter Fischli, Lucerne Festival
Peter Fischli, Lucerne Festival © Accentus Music
Gustav Mahler’s 8th Symphony breaks the boundaries of the symphonic form in a world-embracing gesture. Riccardo Chailly is one of the staunchest performers of this work, and therefore it seemed appropriate in many ways that he chose this work for his inaugural concert as Claudio Abbado’s successor and new Music Director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. The artistic statement was combined with a deeply personal conviction: it should be a “tribute to Claudio,” the highly esteemed friend and colleague to whom Chailly, as he emphasizes, owes very much. On 12 August 2016, Claudio Abbado’s uncompleted Mahler cycle with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra was finally closed in a breathtaking performance of the Mahler 8th, simultaneously heralding in a new era in Lucerne.
Symphony No. 8
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Ricarda Merbeth, Juliane Banse, Anna Lucia Richter, Sara Mingardo, Mihoko Fujimura, Andreas Schager, Peter Mattei, Samuel Youn
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Latvian Radio Choir, Orfeo?n Donostiarra, To?lzer Knabenchor
To be released worldwide on DVD (ACC20390) and Blu-ray (ACC10390) in May/June.
Production Company Accentus Music
Composer Gustav Mahler
English title of music work Symphony No. 8
Orchestra / Band Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Conductor Riccardo Chailly
Soloist Ricarda Merbeth, Juliane Banse, Anna Lucia Richter, Sara Mingardo, Mihoko Fujimura, Andreas Schager, Peter Mattei, Samuel Youn
Choir Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Latvian Radio Choir, Orfeón Donostiarra, Tölzer Knabenchor
Director Ute Feudel
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