Currentzis conducts Mahler No. 5

Курентзис: Малер. Симфония № 5

The grand five-part structure of the Fifth Symphony encompasses a long journey from the Funeral March to its tumultuous finale – perhaps naive in its finality but a sincere attempt to resolve the tragic conflict with the surrounding world.

Cast & Crew

Conductor – Teodor Currentzis
– musicAeterna Orchestra


Gustav Mahler himself, being one of the most influential conductors of the 20th century, redefined this role in the performance process. Conducting his own compositions, Mahler the conductor created them as much as Mahler the composer. Anyone who stands at the conductor's podium and opens the score of a symphony recreates this musical cosmos anew. Teodor Currentzis and the musicAeterna orchestra have been performing Mahler's symphonies on various stages for many years, and the Fifth Symphony has become one of the most prominent musical phenomena in this series.

Alongside Mahler's Fifth Symphony, Alexey Retinsky's composition "Anaphora" will be performed. It was written for the same orchestral lineup and is part of a new musicAeterna project in which contemporary composers engage in a dialogue with the great masters of the past. Retinsky is the first composer-in-residence at the House of Radio in St. Petersburg, a graduate of the Zurich University of the Arts, and the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (under the guidance of Professor Beat Furrer). Retinsky's works are frequently performed in concert halls in Russia and Europe.