Jul
29
2010
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Gustav Mahler. Il mio tempo verrà

On the occasion of Mahler’s 150th birthday a Gustav Mahler anthology has now been published in Italian. Thanks to the comments of those who admired and respected him, the anthology plays a valuable role in keeping his spirit alive.

Il mio tempo verrà

Il mio tempo verrÃ

The figures quoted include musicologists, musicians, authors and great thinkers, all of them united by their deep passion for and their profound knowledge of Mahler.

Ernst Bloch, Richard Strauss, Arthur Schnitzler, Thomas Mann, Arnold Schönberg, Alma Mahler, Theodor W. Adorno, Glenn Gould, Leonard Bernstein, Daniel Barenboim and Claudia Abbado are just some of the great names selected by Gastón Fournier-Facio, the artistic coordinator of the Teatro alla Scala; names that contribute to creating a living image of the master and a careful analysis of his works.

Gustav Mahler. Il mio tempo verrà
La sua musica raccontata da critici, scrittori e interpreti 1901-2010
A cura di Gastón Fournier-Facio

Written by Universal Edition in: General |
Jul
19
2010
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In Search of Gustav Mahler

Norman Lebrecht’s BBC Radio 3 broadcast “In Search of Mahler” can be heard online for the next seven days.

From the BBC Website:

“In the year of the 150th anniversary of Gustav Mahler’s birth, Norman Lebrecht travels in the footsteps of the composer in search of those whose lives have been touched and changed by his music.”

Listen here

Jul
16
2010
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Mahler opens the BBC Proms

Gustav Mahler’s 8th Symphony, the “Symphony of a Thousand”, opens the 2010 BBC Proms tonight. Jiří BÄ›lohlávek conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the joint forces of six choirs.

The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 at 20:00 British Summer Time (21:00 in Paris). Listen online.

See all Mahler concerts at this year’s Proms.

See also: Mahler’s total eclipse of the heart (Tom Service, The Guardian)

Jul
05
2010
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Manfred Honeck on Gustav Mahler

“The rubato is essential when conducting Mahler”

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

Honeck: I remember it very well. I was a member of the Austrian Youth Orchestra; we went to Berlin to participate in the Karajan Competition. Several youth orchestras from all over Europe were taking part; I heard the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie performing Mahler’s 1st Symphony. I was extremely impressed right away, not only by the big sound ”“ other symphonies have a big sound too ”“ but also by the way Mahler treated the darkness and the special significance of his music, particularly in the third movement.

It might have something to do with my own experience of losing my mother. She had nine children. I took part in the funeral, of course, and the way it was conducted reminded me a little bit of this music. I must have been 13 or 14 years old at the time and it was remarkable. It was probably one of the most important moments for me. I was almost shocked that this could happen with music, that it could come into my life and into my heart, where it has stayed ever since.

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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)

Jul
05
2010
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Metzmacher, Salonen and Tilson Thomas Transcripts

Full transcripts of our Mahler interviews with Ingo Metzmacher, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Michael Tilson Thomas are now online.

Written by Universal Edition in: Interviews |
Jul
05
2010
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New Recordings

Angelika Kirchschlager has released a new CD of Mahler songs on Quinton Records, accompanied by Helmut Deutsch. The CD is available at Amazon and JPC, also as a download.

Paavo Järvi and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra have just released their new recording of the 2nd Symphony on Virgin Classics. Available at Amazon and JPC.

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