Sep
21
2010
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Gustavo Dudamel on Gustav Mahler

“Wow, Mahler!”

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

Dudamel: It was years ago, and rather funny; my father played the trombone in a salsa group and was also playing with an orchestra. I remember finding the third trombone part of Mahler’s 1st Symphony. I recall taking my father’s trombone and trying to play [imitates a trombone] ”¦ I was maybe 11 or 12 years old at the time, and I was playing the violin. But I remember a recording of the 1st; I received it as a gift from an uncle. That was the first Mahler I ever listened to.

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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)

Sep
21
2010
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Mahler concerts in Rotterdam

The Doelen Concert Hall in Rotterdam has told us about their forthcoming Mahler concerts. They are:

30 September 2010
01 October 2010
02 October 2010

Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Karen Cargill, alto
Het Nederlands Concertkoor
Roder Jongenskoor
Programme:
Mahler Symphony No. 3

25 november 2010
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Gal James, soprano
Programme:
R. Strauss Vier letzte Lieder
Mahler Symfonie nr.9

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Sep
20
2010
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Riccardo Chailly on Gustav Mahler

“Mahler’s First was the great emotion of my youth”

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

Chailly: Yes, very clearly; it was in the early 60s in Rome, at the Auditorium del Foro Italico with the RAI Rome Orchestra. I attended a rehearsal of the 1st Symphony, conducted by Zubin Mehta, who was very young at that time. I was there because my father was working at the RAI Rome, programming classical music. He had to leave for a meeting and said, “Stay here for one hour and don’t move, don’t talk, don’t do anything!” When I heard the power of the music it left me feeling at a complete standstill. I didn’t know what to do, how to react ”¦ it was the great emotion of my youth.

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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)

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