Kent Nagano Conducts Mahler
This week at Maison symphonique in Montreal the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal (OSM) opened its 2012-13 season with performances of one of the great Mahler symphonies. Music director Kent Nagano was on the podium to lead the OSM, soloists and chorus in Mahler's Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection." Nagano has now conducted most of the Mahler symphonies in Montreal and has become something of a Mahler specialist. In our video he conducts the Halle Orchestra on tour in Tokyo in 1996 in the beginning of the last movement of Mahler 9. News came last week that Nagano had taken on a new responsibility as principal conductor of the Gothenberg Symphony in Sweden. He succeeds Gustavo Dudamel. Nagano recently stepped down as musical director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich but he is expected to continue in Montreal for at least several more years.
Paul E. Robinson