Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 calls for a big orchestra and some unconventional instruments, including mandolin, tam-tam and tubular bells. Photo: Ka Lam/Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 calls for a big orchestra and some unconventional instruments, including mandolin, tam-tam and tubular bells. Photo: Ka Lam/Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 calls for a big orchestra and some unconventional instruments, including mandolin, tam-tam and tubular bells. Photo: Ka Lam/Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Review |
Magical, masterful Mahler from five-star Hong Kong Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden

  • From its perfectly paced opening to its final coda, this performance of composer’s Symphony No. 7 was one of sustained intensity
  • Soft and precise when it needed to be, occasionally raucous, and with some telling solo contributions, orchestra was world class

Topic |   Classical music
Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 calls for a big orchestra and some unconventional instruments, including mandolin, tam-tam and tubular bells. Photo: Ka Lam/Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 calls for a big orchestra and some unconventional instruments, including mandolin, tam-tam and tubular bells. Photo: Ka Lam/Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 calls for a big orchestra and some unconventional instruments, including mandolin, tam-tam and tubular bells. Photo: Ka Lam/Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
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