In this all-Mahler program, Iván Fischer and his boldly original Budapest Festival Orchestra are joined by German contralto Gerhild Romberger for the heart-rending Kindertotenlieder, poignant lamentations on the death of a child. The evening concludes with the arresting Symphony No. 5, an enduring monument to the composer’s belief that “a symphony must be like the world; it must embrace everything.”

The Program

“Mahler takes his work completely seriously, as does Fischer, which makes everything tonight thoroughly compelling.”
– Frankfurter Rundschau
“The latest installment in Ivan Fischer's near-complete Mahler cycle...renders the myriad beauties of this most wondrous of symphonies into an unforgettable experience.”
– Stereophile
“A perfect beauty of a performance, natural sound matching natural evolution and every solo perfectly intoned.”
– BBC Music Magazine on Romberger


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Budapest Festival Orchestra

Monday, February 24, 2020 at 8:00 pm David Geffen Hall

Symphonic Masters 2

Pre-concert lecture by Christopher H. Gibbs at 6:45 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

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Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer,
Gerhild Romberger, contralto (New York debut)

Performance Details

  • Two hours, including one intermission

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