Join us and relive our most memorable concerts and performances! We are reopening the Müpa Budapest virtual concert hall: As part of the Müpa Home series, we will one again be offering online broadcasts free of charge. In addition to live webcasts, we have lined up earlier recordings of defining performances at Müpa Budapest. Tune in and relive the most exciting productions in the comfort of your own home!
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Blessed with exceptional talent, the Austro-Bohemian composer Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) was director of the Budapest Opera for under three years. Grateful Hungarian supporters gave him a gold conductor's baton as a farewell gift in 1891. Aft...er Budapest, the composer took on various positions, from director of the Vienna Court Opera to conductor at the New York Metropolitan Opera. The now legendary 'curse of the ninth' is attributed to Mahler's superstitious belief that the ninth symphony is destined to be the composer's last, as in the case of Beethoven or Anton Bruckner. After writing his Symphony No. 8 Mahler tried to trick fate by not numbering his next work, instead entitling it Das Lied von der Erde. Thinking he had beaten the curse, he then bravely composed his ninth symphony. This was to be Mahler's last completed symphony.
This recording was made at a concert held at Müpa Budapest on 24 March 2019.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest