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Mahler‐Festival — Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, Daniele Gatti: Mahler at Gewandhaus

Leipzig, Gewandhaus zu Leipzig — Grosser Saal

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In Leipzig's beloved Gewandhaus, hear the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester under the baton of Daniele Gatti for a captivating performance masterworks by Mahler.

The symphonic works of Gustav Mahler are the focus of the 'Mahler Festival 2023', because it was in Leipzig that Mahler became the person we know today: the composer of fascinating symphonies. Leipzig and the Gewandhaus Orchestra promise a uniquely authentic setting for the festival, as Mahler spent two years of his life here and conducted the Gewandhaus Orchestra almost daily. To experience all of Gustav Mahler's symphonies and other works with 10 world‐class orchestras and leading Mahler interpreters in the city where Mahler became a symphonic composer is unique.


  • Mahler, Gustav – Adagio Fis‐Dur aus der Sinfonie Nr. 10
  • Mahler, Gustav – Sinfonie Nr. 1 D‐Dur
Program is subject to change


Conductor: Gatti, Daniele

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: Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

The Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester was founded by Claudio Abbado in 1986 and many of its former members continue with a musical career in renowned orchestras such as the Wiener or Berliner Philharmoniker.


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