Symphony Concert N° 9

Daniel Harding Conductor

Giuseppe Sinopoli

  • »Tombeau d'Armor II« for orchestra

Gustav Mahler

  • Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor

Waves of the soul

In the work of Gustav Mahler, Giuseppe Sinopoli saw »the incursion of a psychologi­cal world into music«. Through his sympho­nies, Mahler realised an intricate cosmos that »creates a world using all available technical means«. The composer also heard »primeval sounds« in the Fifth Symphony – his first to be completed in the new 20th century and also the first to present itself in purely musical terms. Placing the orchestra at the heart of the matter, Mahler developed a new symphonic form in this work, one that combines polyphonic richness with melodic phrases of great intimacy.


Concert without interval

A concert introduction is given 45 minutes before the start of the performance in the opera cellar.

expected concert duration: 85 minutes

  • 18.04.2021
    11:00 Uhr
    Ticket price:
    55.00 €
  • 19.04.2021
    20:00 Uhr
  • 20.04.2021
    20:00 Uhr
    Ticket price:
    36.00 €

Daniel Harding

Born in Oxford, Daniel Harding began his career as assistant to Sir Simon Rattle with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, where he made his debut in 1994. Later he was assistant to Claudio Abbado with the Berlin Philharmonic and made his debut at the Musikfest Berlin in 1996.

Today Daniel Harding is Music Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and musical partner of the New Japan Philharmonic. Recently he was awarded the title of Conductor Laureate by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. His previous positions have included Principal Conductor and Music Director of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (2003-2011), Principal Conductor of the Norwegian Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (1997-2000), Principal Guest Conductor of the Swedish Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (1997-2003) and Music Director of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (1997-2003). In autumn 2016 he will take over the position of Principal Conductor of the Orchestre de Paris.


Daniel Harding is a regular guest with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala in Milan. Engagements as guest conductor have taken him to the Vienna, Berlin and Munich Philharmonic Orchestras, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Oslo Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre des Champs-Elysées as well as to the orchestras of New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Chicago.