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Grafenegg Festival: Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Daniele Gatti

Grafenegg, Transfer to Grafenegg from Vienna Musikverein, Ecke Bösendorferstraße/Canovagasse

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About the Event

Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 showcases an intriguing blend of elements, ranging from mysterious sounds of nature to enchanting folk song melodies. The extravagant dance scenes are juxtaposed with moments of tender melancholy, creating a captivating musical experience. Moreover, the symphony's unique touch is enhanced by the grotesquery of a funeral procession, where forest animals carry the hunter to his grave. This grandeur culminates in a finale that unapologetically exposes the abyss of hell, only for heaven to eventually emerge triumphant. In this symphony, Mahler encapsulates everything that sets him apart as an extraordinary composer.

Arnold Schoenberg, a devoted fan of Mahler, demonstrates his admiration through his widely appreciated work, "Transfigured Night." This piece, which is perfectly accessible to a wider audience, skillfully conveys a tale of love and forgiveness without the need for words. Schoenberg artfully employs voluptuous sounds and a technique inspired by Brahms to create a truly captivating depiction of both nature and the human soul. "Transfigured Night" serves as a testament to Schoenberg's artistic prowess and serves as a gateway for listeners to immerse themselves in the depths of emotion and musical eloquence.

Practical Information

For clients who have booked inclusive bus transfer:

Departure Vienna Musikverein, corner Bösendorferstraße/Canovagasse: 240 minutes before the concert begins

Return from Grafenegg: approx. 15 minutes after the end of the concert

Journey time approx. 55 min


  • Arnold Schönberg – Verklärte Nacht op. 4 – Fassung für Streichorchester
  • Gustav Mahler – Symphonie Nr. 1 D‐Dur
Program is subject to change


Conductor: Daniele Gatti

Daniele Gatti has been the Music Director of the Orchestre National de France since September 2008, succeeding Kurt Masur. He has also been the Principal Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra since 1996, and he will remain there as a conductor laureate from September. From 1992 to 1997, he was the Principal Conductor of the Orchestra dell‘Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Principal Guest Conductor at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden from 1994 to 1997, and between 1997 and 2007 he was the Music Director of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Daniele Gatti is a holder of the title of Accademico, granted by the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. In 2005, the Italian Association of Music Critics awarded him their Premio Abbiati prize.

Orchestra: Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden


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