Mahler’s 3rd Symphony

Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir

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In the summer of 1893, Gustav Mahler began a practice that would span for many years, he withdrew to the bucolic landscape of Steinbach am Attersee, surrounded by meadows and a lake which inspired the composition of Symphony No. 3. Mahler would come to refer to the second movement as “the most carefree” of his pieces, “as carefree as flowers can be”. For the composer, the outstanding ambition of Symphony No. 3 would lead him to attempt to translate into music all of the world’s magnificence.


Gulbenkian Choir
Gulbenkian Orchestra
Orquestra Estágio Gulbenkian
Coro Infantojuvenil da Universidade de Lisboa
Lorenzo Viotti Conductor
Ekaterina Gubanova Mezzo

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 3, in D minor