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Vienna Philharmonic/Franz Welser-Möst at Carnegie Hall – Mahler 9

For this, the final concert in their three-day stopover at Carnegie Hall, the Vienna Philharmonic offered an adieu, Mahler’s Ninth, his last completed Symphony, the work commonly viewed as his conscious farewell to life. Leonard Bernstein called it ‘the ultimate farewell’ and speculated that the work foretold not only Mahler’s imminent death, but ‘the death […]

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Franz Welser-Möst Photo: Chris Lee

Vienna Philharmonic/Franz Welser-Möst at Carnegie Hall – Bruckner & Berg

Franz Welser-Möst led the Vienna Philharmonic in a formidable program of two late-Romantic works. With his expressive and explicit gestures, he drew a swift but lucid account of Bruckner’s unfinished Ninth Symphony marked by admirable intonation, rhythmic precision, and extraordinary sensitivity. The pace of the first movement was brisk but broad enough to let the

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