Mahler From Symphony No. 5
Spectacular and innovative symphonic music.
About the video
- Published online 29 August 2023.
- The video is approximately 3 minutes.
- A musical excerpt from the series Mankind and Music, episode 3.
Around the turn of the last century and the years that followed, Gustav Mahler was a busy man. He was the internationally celebrated and demanding conductor for the Vienna Hofoper, where he worked for nine months per year. At that time, he composed his fifth symphony – a captivating musical journey that begins with a funeral march. Mahler indicates in the score to play it “at a measured pace. Strict. Like a funeral procession.”
The fifth symphony is Mahler’s most famous and frequently performed symphony. It was used in the Italian theatre, opera and film director Visconti’s masterpiece Death in Venice.
This excerpt of music is from episode 3 of the series Mankind and Music. The five episodes are available to watch here on Konserthuset Play. Why does music exist? What happens to us when we make or listen to music? In this series, we explore answers to these questions together with musicians, listeners and researchers.
Gustav Mahler Introduction from First Movement Trauermarsch: In gemessenem Schritt. Streng. Wie ein Kondukt from Symphony No. 5 in c sharp minor
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Tobias Ringborg conductor