Mahler: Symphony No. 3 - Mehta, Fujimura, Israel P
Catalog: HEL 029680
FUJIMURA ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA MEHTA
The Helicon Classics label was established in 2006, 70 years after the founding of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, as a joint project between the Orchestra and Helicon Music, with the intention of perpetuating the Orchestra’s work in the past, present, and future. The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1936 by Bronislaw Huberman, and its inaugural concert on 26th December 1936 was conducted by Arturo Toscanini. The IPO annually tours the world’s cultural centers and appears at the most prestigious festivals. The IPO frequently premieres works by Israeli composers and contributes to the absorption of new immigrants by including many newly arrived musicians in its ranks. On this release, the ensemble performs Mahler’s 3rd symphony. The orchestra has become particularly known in the past decade for its moving performances of Mahler and conductor Zubin Mehta’s brilliant interpretations.