Nov
23
2010
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Andris Nelsons on Gustav Mahler

“Mahler wanted to show the world: I have a problem!”

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

Nelsons: The first time I consciously heard Mahler’s music was his 1st Symphony. It was strange because I was very much interested in nature sounds at the time, in music about nature. I had recordings of water sounds and bird songs and one day I asked somebody what music they could recommend I listen to if I liked that kind of music, just out of interest.

This person gave me a tape and said, “There is one composer ”¦” He had forgotten the name, but it was Mahler’s 1st Symphony. The beginning, which is a chord in the strings, is also the sound of nature, absolutely ”¦ [sings]. This was the first Mahler that I heard; I was maybe 11 or 12 years old and I fell in love with his music.

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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)

Nov
23
2010
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Mahler scores on sale

Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 1 Conductor's ScoreThe new Universal Edition Study Score Series now contains twelve newly prepared editions of Mahler works. In addition, eight of the works are also available in our new bound Conductor’s Scores Series.

All editions have been produced based on the current state of research and are presented in clear and legible format.

The following scores are available:

Symphony No. 1
(study score / conductor’s score)
Symphony No. 2 (available in spring 2011)
Symphony Nr. 3 (study score / conductor’s score)
Symphony Nr. 4 (study score / conductor’s score)
Symphony Nr. 8 (study score / conductor’s score)
Das Lied von der Erde (conductor’s score)
Symphony Nr. 9 (study score / conductor’s score)
Adagio from Symphony No. 10 (study score / conductor’s score)
Des Knaben Wunderhorn Vol. 1 (study score)
Des Knaben Wunderhorn Vol. 2 (study score)
Kindertotenlieder (study score)
Rückertlieder (study score)

Nov
16
2010
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Josep Pons on Gustav Mahler

“Mahler is more contemporary now than in 1910”

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

Pons: It was at the Schola Cantorum in Montserrat. I studied at the monastery from age 10 to 14 and sang in the Schola Cantorum. This is a place with a very long tradition and a very good library, and also where I heard Mahler’s music for the first time ”“ recorded, not live.

Straight after I left Montserrat, a few friends gave me the complete symphonies, conducted by Bernard Haitink with Elly Ameling singing in the 4th. That was the soundtrack to my life, so to speak, when I was 14, 15, 16 years old. Later on, the first time I conducted Mahler’s music was with a small group. A chamber version of Das Lied von der Erde [The Song of the Earth], Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen [Songs of a Wayfarer] ”“ those were my initial contacts with Mahler.

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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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