Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 3 in D minor explores and seeks to represent the "emergence of life from inert elements, about the beginning of life itself upon the planet. Then following in an upward chain of creative events, he follows the coming forth of plant life with the animal kingdom, then man, then the spirit realm of angels, and finally ending with God’s love.
"How remarkable it is that Mahler would be so moved and would understand so clearly that the love of God is the guiding force and destination of all creation. These ennobling thoughts are more than powerful, they are revelatory, and as the music slowly progresses, first in strings, then in winds, and finally with brass, there is no equivocation in their fulfillment. We end up where we always wanted to be—surrounded and guided by love and with God." (Kory Katseanes, conductor)
1. Mvt. I: Kräftig. Entschieden
Pan Awakes. Summer Marches In
2. Mvt. II: Tempo di Menuetto
What the Flowers in the Meadow Tell Me
3. Mvt. III: Comodo (Scherzando)
What the Animals in the Forest Tell Me
Part II (continued)
1. Mvt. IV: Sehr langsam—Misterioso
What Man Tells Me
2. Mvt. V: Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck
What the Angels Tell Me
3. Mvt. VI: Langsam—Ruhevoll—Empfunden
What Love Tells Me
BYU Philharmonic Orchestra
Kory Katseanes, conductor
Producer: Kory Katseanes
Executive Producer: Ben Fales
Recording and Editing: Bruce Leek
Mastering: Troy Sales with Ron Simpson
Recorded live November 9, 2012, in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University School of Music, and part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications.
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