Sep
28
2009
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BBC Building a Library: Das Lied von der Erde

This week’s Building a Library programme from BBC Radio 3 concerns itself with Mahler’s Lied von der Erde.

Stephen Johnson examins the available recordings of Das Lied von der Erde and makes his own personal recommendation.

The programme can be heard online until this Saturday, 3rd Oct. Skip forward 26 minutes to hear the section.

Sep
22
2009
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Mahler’s Fourth for Chamber Orchestra in Italy

The Orchestra della Toscana will give the Italian premiere of Mahler’s 4th Symphony in the reduced version by Klaus Simon. Isaac Karabtchevsky conducts, the soloist is Monica Bacelli.

Dates:

25 Feb 2010 ”“ Firenze, Teatro Verdi

27 Feb 2010 ”“ Suzzara (Mantova), Auditorium

1 March 2010 ”“ Empoli, Teatro Excelsior

2 March ”“ Poggibonsi, Teatro Politeama

Full season programme

Programme note for 25 Feb

Sep
16
2009
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Mahler and the Sydney Symphony in 2010

“For me, there’s no point trying to describe Mahler’s music, because genius is beyond description. The thing is to listen, and I hope you will join me on this journey, to experience this musical odyssey.”
Vladimir Ashkenazy on the forthcoming Sydney Symphony season.

Sydney Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2010 season, including an impressive “Mahler Odyssey 2010-2011″. Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts six separate programs in the first year of celebrations:

Program 1: Mahler 1 (10 ”“ 13 February)

Program 2: Mahler 8 (18 & 20 February)

Program 3: Mahler 5 (20 ”“ 22 May)

Program 4: Mahler’s Song of the Earth (26, 28 & 29 May)

Program 5: Mahler 4 (24, 26 & 27 November)

Program 6: Mahler 3 (2 ”“ 4 December)

All concerts are at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. See also the full season brochure of the Sydney Symphony.

Program 1: Mahler 1 (10 ”“ 13 February)
MAHLER Blumine
MAHLER Songs of a Wayfarer
MAHLER Symphony No.1
Program 2: Mahler 8 (18 & 20 February)
MAHLER Symphony No.8 (Symphony of a Thousand)
Program 3: Mahler 5 (20 ”“ 22 May)
MAHLER Symphony No.5
Program 4: Mahler’s Song of the Earth (26, 28 & 29 May)
MOZART The Marriage of Figaro: Overture
MAHLER The Song of the Earth
Program 5: Mahler 4 (24, 26 & 27 November)
MAHLER Symphony No.4
Program 6: Mahler 3 (2 ”“ 4 December)
MAHLER Symphony No.3
Sep
09
2009
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Markus Stenz conducts Mahler

In the coming season, Markus Stenz is conducting Mahler’s music with different orchestras in Europe and the USA. Here is a selection of the forthcoming concerts.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sinfonie No. 4
03.12.2009
05.12.2009
Chicago, Symphony Center

Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Beyond the Score ®
Sinfonie No. 4
04.12.2009
06.12.2009
Chicago, Symphony Center

Hallé Orchestra
Sinfonie No. 2
28.01.2010
Manchester, The Bridgewater Hall

Hallé Orchestra
Blumine
Sinfonie No. 4
18.02.2010
Manchester, The Bridgewater Hall

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Blumine
09.04.2010
Amsterdam, Het Concertgebouw

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
Sinfonie No. 3
04.07.2010
05.07.2010
06.07.2010
Cologne, Philharmonie

Sep
04
2009
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Orchestre de Paris and Mahler’s 3rd Symphony

The Orchestre de Paris opens its 2009-2010 season with Christoph Eschenbach conducting Mahler’s 3rd Symphony (16 and 17 September, Salle Pleyel Paris).

View the Orchestre de Paris’ video interview (in French) with Alain Galliari, director of the Médiathèque Musicale Mahler in Paris.

See also our video interview with Christoph Eschenbach on the music of Gustav Mahler.

Sep
01
2009
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Abbado dirigiert Mahler in Luzern – Kritiken

Wie ein Naturlaut oder als Geschichte einer Quart?
Peter Hagmann, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Ein handverlesenes Orchester der Extraklasse
Tobias Rothfahl, Tagesanzeiger

A one-note epiphany on Mahler’s First Symphony
Tom Service, Guardian

Abbado, il trionfo del Mahler più «verde»
Manin Giuseppina, Corriere della sera

More than a mere symphony
Shirley Apthorp, Financial Times

Claudia Abbado: Der Weg ins Paradies und zurück
Martin Kugler, Die Presse

“Wenn es im irdischen Paradies Musik gegeben hat, dann kann sie nicht herrlicher geklungen haben als diese von Claudio Abbado geleitete Aufführung von Gustav Mahlers Vierter Sinfonie in Luzern.”
Reinhard J. Brembeck, Süddeutsche Zeitung

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