Das Lied von der Erde

PRSO performance of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. Also on the program was the Strauss Oboe Concerto performed by Mark Weiger. The concert took place May 19th, 2007 at 8pm at Centro de Bellas Artes. Read the full review of the concert or see the part about oboist Mark Weiger below.

“The soloist on the first piece of the program was the outstanding American oboist Mark Weiger who showed a great command of his instrument, executing with amazing perfection the most difficult passages, an excellent sound and good breath control. His interpretation of the second movement was distinguished by a calm/serene lyricism, perhaps a bit cold, but quite within the neoclassic style of the work. The reduced orchestra (without percussion or brass except horn) accompanied with enough security and balance with the soloist, though were behind at the beginning of the last movement and not together at the end.”

“El solista de esta primera obra del programa fue el destacado oboista estadounidense Mark Weiger, quien mostró un gran dominio de su instrumento, ejecutando con pasmosa perfección los más difíciles pasajes, con un sonido excelente y un buen control de la respiración. Su interpretación del segundo movimiento se distinguió por un lirismo sereno, incluso un poco frío, pero muy dentro del estilo neoclásico de la obra. La orquesta reducida (sin percusión ni metales excepto trompa) acompañó con bastante seguridad y buen equilibrio al solista, exceptuando el atraso al comienzo del último movimiento y el descuadre en el unísono al final.”

By Luis Hernández Mergal

Leave a Comment