Arvo Pärt – SwansongMahler – Kindertotenlieder
Bruckner – Symphony no.4 in E-flat major (1878-80 version)
Matthias Goerne (baritone)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Zubin Mehta (conductor)
The Vienna Philharmonic’s Salzburg concerts are generally – rightly – considered highlights of the Festival. This particular concert, however, proved somewhat disappointing. With the outer works, the problems lay, at least for me, as much with the works themselves as with the performances, whereas with Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder, the performance was strangely subdued, although far from without merit.