JOSEP PONS / OCNE
The “La Octava” (Mahler 8) DVD/Documentary
In 2011 we started a collaboration with conductor Josep Pons and Deutsche Grammophon to produce the documentary DVD Gurrelieder. After the great success enjoyed by this piece and thanks to Pons’ musical direction at the National Spanish Orchestra (OCNE) we planned together for a new challenge, leading to a documentary on the subject of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8.
Passing through Barcelona, Madrid and Vienna, we started a journey together with the conductor over a period of several days in order to capture the magic of every small detail, essential in order to understand, prepare and perform successfully a massive masterpiece such as this Mahler symphony.
I profoundly admire what Igor and his team do in their projects and how they do it. If I had to define it in two words I would say: magic art!Josep PonsConductor
Working with IGOR Studio is always a source of joy and a guarantee of success. I would highlight their creativity and their passion, as well as their unusual ability to capture the poetry of the smallest details and to generate the atmosphere and confidence necessary for the magic to emerge.Maider MugicaDeutsche Grammophon