Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
August 8, 2018

First, to put obsessive Mahlerians out of their misery as soon as possible over one of the great dichotomies of our time, Simone Young put the Andanteof Mahler’s Sixth Symphony second, in contrast to her 2014 Queensland performance where it was the third movement. (Asher Fisch, in his recent WASO performances, used each placement on consecutive nights!) Is the increasing tendency to place the “slow” movement second intended to reinforce...

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