Schubert anointed his Fourth Symphony “Tragic,” but this might be the affectation of a young Romantic, since the work owes much to the Classical symphonies of Haydn and Mozart—a fact also reflected in its Classical era–styled orchestration. There’s nothing tragic about Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, where a sense of magic inhabits a radiant work that opens with the earthy sound of ringing sleigh bells and ascends with a child’s song extolling the joys of heaven. There’s also Debussy’s revolutionary Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, the dreamy, subtly colored masterpiece that heralded a new age of music.
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Principal Conductor
Genia Kühmeier, Soprano
DEBUSSY Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 4, "Tragic"
MAHLER Symphony No. 4
$22.00 - $145.00
Carnegie Hall - Issac Stern Auditorium
57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY
"The main hall at Carnegie Hall, dedicated the Isaac Stern Auditorium in 1996, has been the premier classical music performance space in the United States since its opening in 1891, showcasing the world's greatest soloists, conductors, and ensembles. 'It has been said that the hall itself is an instrument,' notes Isaac Stern. 'It takes what you do and makes it larger than life.'"
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Available on the Parquet Level of Isaac Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall. Tickets for these seats may be purchased at all price levels. Patrons in wheelchairs must confirm seating access in advance by calling the House Manager's office at (212) 903-9605. Infrared. Large-print programs.