Nelsons, Hardenberger & Gewandhausorchester Leipzig: Mahler And Martinsson
Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig approach Mahler’s Fifth as a vast symphonic novel, with the famous Adagietto providing an oasis of calm of almost ethereal beauty. First though, Hakan Hardenberger demonstrates why he is considered one of the world’s best trumpeters. Rolf Martinsson’s Bridge is an outrageously virtuoso trumpet concerto, full of wit and profundity. Hardenberger’s brilliant performance skillfully bridges the gap between work and audience.