The combined force of soprano and alto voices and a treble choir, and the soaring solo vocals of contralto Gerhild Romberger, bring the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Masterworks series to a magnificent close in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. The six movements of this monumental work characterize the composer’s philosophy of the interconnectivity of nature and man to the heavens—each movement embellishing nature’s next plateau, from simple birdsong to celestial transformation, punctuated by choral passages.
Symphony No. 3 in D minor