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Mahler’s Sixth Symphony With Payare 2024-2025

Rafael Payare pursues his Mahler cycle with the composer’s Symphony no. 6, while the rich and soulful voice of Beth Taylor illuminates Alma Mahler’s Leider.

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Gustav Mahler’s surrender to the relentless march of time is conveyed in his tragic and introspective Sixth Symphony. In response to this deeply poignant work, Alma Mahler’s Lieder call forth with consummate artistry the memories of a life in which love and nature brought a measure of solace, rendered by the deep and soulful voice of young breakthrough artist Beth Taylor.


Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Rafael Payare, conductor

Beth Taylor, mezzo-soprano


Alma Mahler, Five Lieder (orch. C. & D. Matthews, 17 min.)

Intermission (20 min)

Gustav Mahler, Symphony no. 6 in A minor, ‘‘Tragic’’ (79 min.)

Total duration120minutes