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Mahler 7

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Pietari Inkinen Conductor and Violin
Vesa-Matti Leppänen Violin

BACH Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
MAHLER Symphony No. 7

An enigmatic dream-world infused with nocturnal mysteries, Gustav Mahler’s tantalising Seventh Symphony is as intriguing as it is intoxicating. Combining modernist influences with the luscious textures and the bombastic Romanticism of the nineteenth century, this complex symphony continues to fascinate and beguile musicians and audiences.

Conjuring fantastical night visions, Mahler’s music is animated by evocative mandolins, spectral waltzes and a strangely triumphant finale that will astound your senses and warm your spirit… {cont below}

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{cont} Such a magical score finds its perfect companion in J. S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins. One of Bach’s most well-known and beloved compositions, this concert provides a rare opportunity to see NZSO Music Director, Pietari Inkinen, take on the role of violin soloist. Highlighting the impressive breadth of this maestro’s extraordinary talents, he will perform alongside the hugely gifted NZSO Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppänen.

With music that finds a perfect balance between soloists, experience the wonder of Bach as our two Finnish stars deftly weave overlapping phrases of exquisite counterpoint, unveiling the beauty and emotion of Bach’s sublime concerto.

“Inkinen makes the music sound as though it’s playing itself.” – Gramophone Magazine

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Inkinen makes the music sound as though it’s playing itself. Gramophone Magazine
His symphonies live in the present tense, progressing on their nerves, each fearlessly unconventional and unpredictable. The Guardian on Mahler's Symphonies
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