May
20
2010
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Jonathan Nott and Kent Nagano Interview Transcripts

The full transcripts of our Mahler interviews with Jonathan Nott and Kent Nagano are now available.

May
19
2010
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Christoph Eschenbach and the Orchestre de Paris

As part of his own celebration of the Mahler anniversary years, Christoph Eschenbach has published high quality videos of his current series of Mahler concerts with the Orchestre de Paris. Symphonies 1, 2, 6 and 8 are already online. The films, directed by François Goetghebeur, are a collaboration with the Orchestre de Paris and Medici TV.

The next performance is the Ninth Symphony on the 15th June.

See also our interview with Christoph Eschenbach on Mahler’s music.

May
14
2010
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Sakari Oramo on Gustav Mahler

“Mahler controls chaos”

Do you remember the first time you heard Mahler’s music?

Oramo: I have to confess that I can’t remember. I went to concerts with my father quite often when I was young, especially when my mother was playing, she is a pianist. But Mahler’s music ”“ I suppose it could have been when Igor Markevitch was conducting in Helsinki. And I seem to remember that my mother played Bartók’s Third Piano Concerto with him, and then there was Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. It could have been then.

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Find the full interview in Gustav Mahler: The Conductors Interviews
Edited by Wolfgang Schaufler
ISBN: 978-3-7024-7162-0
ISMN: 979-0-008-08493-5
Order number: UE26311 (German Edition: UE26310)

May
14
2010
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Mahler Symphony No. 1 for chamber orchestra

The Aurora Orchestra has announced the British première of Klaus Simon’s arrangement of Mahler’s 1st Symphony for chamber orchestra.

The performance takes place at this year’s Oundle Festival in England on 16 July.

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