May 28, 2013

Mahler Symphony No.2 – Oslo Concert Hall, Norway

23 May 2013
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Øystein Fevang, Inger Dam-Jensen, Nathalie Stutzmann

“On the programme this evening was Mahler’s giant Second Symphony, a multifaceted piece, ending with perhaps one of the most glorious choral finales in all of music. It was a rather fitting piece for Saraste’s last concert as chief conductor: not only is the symphony with its theme of resurrection a rather fitting metaphor for the Oslo Philharmonic, but Saraste is also renowned for his interpretations of Mahler, of which there have been quite a few here in Oslo.

Jukka-Pekka Saraste has helped raise the musical level of the Oslo Philharmonic to quite possibly the highest they have ever been, something he definitely proved at Thursday’s concert.”

28 May 2013
Aksel Tollåli,