Lucerne Festival: Symphonies From Haydn and Mahler

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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

 Angel Mountain in Engelberg, Switzerland. Angel Mountain in Engelberg, Switzerland. (Eileen Delahunty/WQXR)

Tune in at 9 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 3, for the first of four broadcasts from the 2015 Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. Conductor Bernard Haitink leads the Lucerne Festival Orchestra in playing symphonies by Haydn and Mahler, recorded during the festival's opening concert.

Haydn's Symphony No. 60 sets the tone for the festival’s theme of “Humor.” Next, the young German soprano Anna Lucia Richter joins the orchestra for Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with texts from “The Youth’s Magic Horn,” a book of German folk poetry that Mahler frequently used for inspiration throughout his career.

Because a trip to Switzerland wouldn't be complete without a cheese tasting, during the program we'll also meet Walter Grob, general manager of the Schaukaesereii Cheese Factory in Engelberg. Grob gives us a tour of the factory located in an old monastery at the foot of Angel Mountain.

WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon hosts the broadcast.

Program playlist:

Haydn, Symphony in F-sharp minor  Hob.1:45
Mahler, Symphony No. 4 in G major

Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Anna Lucia Richter, soprano

The Schaukaesereii Cheese Factory in Engelberg, Switzerland.

 

Inside the Schaukaesereii Cheese Factory in Engelberg, Switzerland.

 

Cheese at the the Schaukaesereii Cheese Factory.

 

WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon (right) with Walter Grob, general manager of the Schaukaesereii Cheese Factory in Engelberg, Switzerland.

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