Riccardo Chailly conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 8

Opening Concert – With the Lucerne Festival Orchestra

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Ricarda Merbeth — Soprano
Juliane Banse — Soprano
Anna Lucia Richter — Soprano
Sara Mingardo — Contralto
Mihoko Fujimura — Contralto
Andreas Schager — Tenor
Peter Mattei — Baritone
Samuel Youn — Bass
Bavarian Radio Choir
Latvian Radio Choir
Orfeón Donostiarra
Tölz Boys' Choir
Riccardo Chailly — Conductor

Program notes

Succeeding Claudio Abbado as Music Director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly conducts the musicians for the very first time. To open this 2016 Lucerne Festival, he chooses to perform Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, thus completing the Mahler cycle begun by Abbado.

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Venue: KKL - Lucerne Festival Hall (Lucerne, Switzerland)
Broadcast date: Sunday, August 14, 2016, 5:00 PM
Production date: 2016
Production: © Accentus Music