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NY Times Reviews Czech Philharmonic

NY Times Reviews Czech Philharmonic's take on Mahler's Symphony No. 2.


Review: The Czech Philharmonic Brings Tear-Streaked Consolation

October 29, 2018

By Joshua Barone

We tend to lean on Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony in moments of tragedy — in the immediate aftermath, and later in remembrance. Leonard Bernstein conducted it after John F. Kennedy was assassinated; the New York Philharmonic played it to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

It comes out for triumphant occasions, too. The Czech Philharmonic, which gave two concerts at Carnegie Hall this weekend as part of its first season with Semyon Bychkov as its music director, programmed the Mahler on Sunday to observe the centennial of Czech independence from the Austrian Empire.

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