The concert was overwhelming, the work too big to hold in my head at once – and what luxury to know that I’ll be able to listen to the PSO performance on CD one day. Now that I’ve experienced both Titan and the Third in live performance, I am excited by the idea that I’ll be able to hear the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra interpreting the complete cycle over the next few years.
Nine of the 32? 40? (program said 32, an authoritative commenter says 40) microphones in Heinz Hall recording Mahler’s Third.