Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 is a work at the nexus of tradition and modernity, a bridge to a new world of sound and expression. How Mahler ultimately managed to achieve its “radical” orchestration, can be seen in numerous sources, scores and orchestral parts with the constant edits of his.
With its almost experimental instrumentation, the score for Symphony No. 5 exhibits a surround sound that points to the future of the 20th century. Later, however, Mahler was so disappointed in orchestral frills that he significantly rewrote the instrumentation, creating an almost new score.
Musicologist, Vice-President of the International Society of Gustav Mahler, Renate Stark-Voit (Austria) will tell more about Mahler’s Fifth Symphony.