Hrůša Conducts Mahler 9

March 10, 2024, 8:00 pm

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Jakub Hrůša
Jakub Hrůša (Photo: Marian Lenhard)

Mahler “peacefully bids farewell to the world” is how the composer’s protégé Bruno Walter described the finale to his Ninth Symphony. This valedictory score contains the many hallmarks of Mahler’s symphonies — their grand scale, profound emotions, and folk dance themes — capped by an ethereal finale that achieves a sense of transcendent rapture.