Update browser for a secure Minnesota Orchestra experience

It looks like you may be using a web browser version that we don't support. Make sure you're using the most recent version of your browser, or try using of these supported browsers, to get the full Minnesota Orchestra experience: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge.

Mahler Symphony No. 3

$22 Buy

Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
Minnesota Orchestra

Jennifer Johnston, mezzo
Women of the Minnesota Chorale
Minnesota Boychoir

Release: 2024

Symphony No. 3

The longest of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies, the Third Symphony spans six movements through more than 100 minutes of music. Containing huge dimensions and an immense expressive range, the work embraces pastoral landscapes, a darkly contemplative poem by Mahler’s contemporary Friedrich Nietzsche, a fable from the folk song collection Des Knaben Wunderhorn and an innocent jubilation of children before arriving at a glorious conclusion that conveys a musical love letter to Beethoven.

With Osmo Vänskä leading the Minnesota Orchestra, the work also features mezzo soloist Jennifer Johnston, the women of the Minnesota Chorale and the Minnesota Boychoir. It marks the 10th and final release in the Orchestra’s eight-year-long effort to perform and record all 10 of the Romantic composer’s symphonies on the BIS Records label.

The symphony was recorded at Orchestra Hall in November 2022.