This Thursday at 9 pm, tune in to hear former New York Philharmonic music director Pierre Boulez, who died early this year, lead a pair of performances. The first features the great soprano Jessye Norman singing Alban Berg's Der Wein, based on Charles Baudelaire's poetry. That will be followed by Mahler's towering Symphony No. 3, one of the longest symphonic works in the repertoire at more than 90 minutes long. Australian soprano Yvonne Minton is the soloist in the latter work.
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Soloists: Jessye Norman, soprano (Berg)
Yvonne Minton, soprano (Mahler)
Berg: Der Wein (concert aria) from SMK 45838
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 from NYP Special Editions