Mahler's 'Resurrection' Blazes with Power
Kanny, Mark, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The epic journey of Gustav Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony unfolded with exceptional breadth Friday night when Manfred Honeck led the first of the two final concerts of his first season as music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony.
The first movement, as lengthy as many a complete symphony from the classical era, is full of tumult, fear, hope and faith. Honeck led a performance full of sharp contrasts that would be typical of the entire concert at Heinz Hall.
While the climaxes were very powerful, soft playing was even more characteristic because Honeck respected Mahler's dynamic markings. And the retrained playing produced many wonderful balances, in …
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