In einem seiner seltenen Interviews sprach Claudio Abbado mit Julia Spinola über seine lebenslange Auseinandersetzung mit der Musik Gustav Mahlers. Das Interview erschien in der FAZ vom 9.7.2011 (Was hören Sie im Schnee, Signore Abbado?).
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Our first Mahler interview to appear on this blog was with Daniel Barenboim, back in June 2009. Since then, we’re proud to say that all 27 videos have now been viewed a total of more than 30,000 times. It’s heart-warming to see how much interest there has been in the series.
And finally, there are more coming soon. Watch this space ”¦
The new Gustav Mahler exhibition at the MusÃ©e d’Orsay opened this week in Paris.
The exhibitionÂ shows a fascinating collection of material from the archives of the Gesellschaft derÂ Musikfreunde in Vienna and the MÃ©diathÃ¨que Musicale Mahler inÂ Paris. Many of the objects are on display for the first time ever.
TheÂ centrepiece of the exhibition is a facsimile of the complete manuscript score of the 4th Symphony. As the music plays from loudspeakers (JaschaÂ Horenstein’s 1970 recording with the London Symphony Orchestra) lightsÂ illuminate the relevant page in the score.
CuratorÂ Pierre Korzilius spoke to Universal Edition about the exhibition.
The exhibitionÂ is on until 29 May 2011.
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 MÃ©diathÃ¨que Musicale Mahler in Paris.
See also our video interview with Christoph Eschenbach on the music of Gustav Mahler.
Wolfgang Fink, General Manager of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra.
Read more about the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra’s
International Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition.
“Jump! Cut! Bang!”
Do you remember the first time you heard Mahler’s music?
Tilson Thomas: I remember very clearly the moment when Mahler’s music reached out and grabbed me; I was 13 years old. I was waiting at the house of my parents’ friends for some reason or another; they were very busy people and they said, “Would you like to listen to some music? For example, do you know Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde?” ”“ which of course I didn’t.
And they said, “Why don’t you listen to the last movement ”“ it’s about 20 minutes long and your parents should be here by then.” And they put on this section, and really I divide my life between before I heard that recording ”“ which was Ferrier and Walter ”“ and after I heard it. The music made a stunning impression on me.