Mahler - Symphony No. 3 (hr-Sinfonieorch., cond. Orozco-Estrada)

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Mahler: 3. Sinfonie - hr-Sinfonieorchester - Andrés Orozco-Estrada

I. Abteilung:
1. Kräftig. Entschieden 

II. Abteilung:
2. Tempo di Menuetto. Sehr mäßig 
3. Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast 
4. Sehr langsam. Misterioso. Durchaus ppp 
5. Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck 
6. Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empfunden 

hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) 
(Jürgen Ellensohn, Posthorn) 
Nathalie Stutzmann, Alt 
Limburger Domsingknaben 
Frauenchor des Europachores Frankfurt 
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Dirigent 

Alte Oper Frankfurt, 5. Februar 2015 

Website: http://www.hr-sinfonieorchester.de ;
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hrsinfonieorchester

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The Symphony No. 3 by Gustav Mahler was written in 1896, or possibly only completed in that year, but composed between 1893 and 1896. It is his longest piece and is the longest symphony in the standard repertoire, with a typical performance lasting around 90 to 105 minutes. It was voted one of the ten greatest symphonies of all time in a survey of conductors carried out by the BBC Music Magazine.

The piece is performed in concert less frequently than Mahler's other symphonies[citation needed], due in part to its great length and the huge forces required. Despite this, it is a popular work and has been recorded by most major orchestras and conductors.

When it is performed, a short interval is sometimes taken between the first movement (which alone lasts around half an hour) and the rest of the piece. This is in agreement with the manuscript copy of the full score (held in the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York), where the end of the first movement carries the inscription Folgt eine lange Pause! ("there follows a long pause"). The inscription is not found in the score as published.
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