Markus Poschner & Bruckner Orchester Linz © Reinhard Winkler
Tu 5 Oct 19:30
Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
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Mahler's 'Third'

„I was never a pupil of Bruckner's, this (')on dit(') can therefore only come from the fact that in my younger years, which I spent in Vienna, I was always to be seen in Bruckner's company and  certainly admired him very much and spread the word about him. I even think that at that time my friend [Rudolf] Krzyzanowsky and I […] were the only ones.“  With these words Gustav Mahler, to some extent Anton Bruckner's most prominent 'non-student', described to Bruckner's friend and biographer August Göllerich his esteem for the great symphonic composer, in whose footsteps – as far as the history of the genre is concerned – he had trod. „And so I may claim, with more justification than most, to be called his „pupil“, and will always do this in grateful veneration.“ In the summer of 1896, just a few weeks before Bruckner's death, Mahler was able to complete four years of work on his monumental six-movement Symphony No. 3 in D minor, a grandiose and multi-layered sound construction full of devastating depths and breathtaking peaks. For the ascent  Markus Poschner and the Bruckner Orchestra Linz have the notable assistance of Christa Mayer, the St. Florian Boys' Choir and the women of the Bach Choir Salzburg.


Gustav Mahler (1860–1911)

Symphony Nr. 3 in D minor (1892–96, rev. 1899)


Christa Mayer | Alto

St. Florianer Sängerknaben

Damen des Bachchores Salzburg

Bruckner Orchester Linz

Markus Poschner | Conductor