At Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera musicians played two Mahler symphonies under the batons of Gianandrea Noseda and Michael Tilson Thomas.
Mahler (twice over), the Kronos Quartet and Daniil Trifonov were among the highlights.
As she prepares to retire, the orchestra’s archivist shares some favorites: a 1926 music video, the program from Leonard Bernstein’s debut and more.
A score that Leonard Bernstein borrowed from the Vienna Philharmonic half a century ago was given back as a 175th birthday present.
The dynamic conductor Vladimir Jurowski brought attention to the teeming crosscurrents and disruptions that run through Mahler’s Fourth Symphony.
The two venerable orchestras, both celebrating their 175th anniversaries this season, display treasures from the archives in a rare joint exhibition.
A Parisian educated in France and the United States, Professor de La Grange was inspired to pursue his life’s work after a Carnegie Hall concert in 1945.
The German baritone discusses a moment from Mahler’s “Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen” (“Where the fair trumpets sound,” 1898).
Leading the Berlin Philharmonic in pieces by Schoenberg, Webern and Berg, Simon Rattle invited the audience to imagine that the whole was a Mahler creation.