May
17
2011
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100 years ago tomorrow

In advance of the 100th anniversary of Mahler’s death tomorrow, here are a few pointers to activities, concerts and reports to be found across the internet.

The German Theatre Museum is showing the exhibition Gustav Mahler – Composer, Opera Director, Conductor until 18 September. The exhibition features the video interviews made by Universal Edition.

The Leipzig Mahler Festival starts today at the Gewandhaus with Riccardo Chailly conducting the 2nd Symphony. All concerts will be broadcast live on the internet by ARTE and the MDR.

Alex Ross has a round up of Mahler performances available on the internet, including Christoph Eschenbach’s series of the Mahler symphonies with the Orchestre de Paris.

Gavin Plumley has been charting the last days of Mahler’s life on his Entartete Musik Blog.

Jan
27
2011
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Award for Mahler in Manchester

The BBC Philharmonic and Hallé’s combined performance of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony at The Bridgewater Hall has won a South Bank Sky Arts Award.

The project was one of the highlights of the city’s six month long Mahler in Manchester Festival, in which the BBC Philharmonic and the Halle joined forces with The Bridgewater Hall and Manchester Camerata for a city-wide tribute.

Along with the symphonies, the orchestras performed new works commissioned for the series, including Friedrich Cerha’s Like a Tragicomedy and Luke Bedford’s At Three and Two.

Dec
07
2010
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Mahler and the Berlin Philharmonic

Mahler’s relationship with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra began in 1892 with a concert of songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn and continues to this day.

Seine Zeit ist gekommenUnder the title Seine Zeit ist gekommen (His time has come) the orchestra is now presenting an exhibition with information about the life and work of Gustav Mahler. Of special interest are the various “stations” of the Mahler tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Seine Zeit ist gekommen – from 5 December 2010 until 31 January 2011 in the Foyer of the Philharmonie Berlin.

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Mar
18
2010
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Mahler Exhibition in Vienna

“Leider bleibe ich ein eingefleischter Wiener”*

It is with these words that the Austrian Theatre Museum has titled its new exhibition on the life and music of Gustav Mahler, celebrating his 150th birthday. The exhibition was curated by Reinhold Kubik und Thomas Trabitsch, in cooperation with Universal Edition.

Visitors to the exhibition can view all 15 video interviews with conductors which were made for this blog.

The exhibition runs until 3 October 2010.

(* I regrettably remain Viennese through and through)

Feb
19
2010
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Mahler at the Southbank Centre

The Guardian introduces the Southbank Centre’s Mahler series for the coming season, including a complete cycle of the symphonies conducted by Lorin Maazel with the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Southbank Centre embarks on major celebration for Mahler centenary
Charlotte Higgins – The Guardian

Feb
19
2010
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Nov
05
2009
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100 years ago today

Gustaf Mahler Unveils a New Philharmonic
The New York Times, Friday, 5 November, 1909

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Oct
15
2009
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Österreiches Ehrenkreuz für Henry-Louis de la Grange

(German only)

Österreichs Kulturministerin Dr. Claudia Schmied hat dem französischen Musikhistoriker Henry-Louis de la Grange das Österreichische Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst 1. Klasse verliehen.

“Im Jahr seines 85. Geburtstages und unmittelbar vor den Gustav Mahler Gedenkjahren 2010/2011 ist eine Anerkennung seiner Leistungen durch Österreich ein angebrachter Dank für seinen unermüdlichen Einsatz für Gustav Mahler und die Musik”.

Pressemitteilung der APA

Médiathèque Musicale Mahler

Aug
03
2009
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Claudio Abbado – Rückkehr an die Mailänder Scala mit Mahlers 2. Symphonie

(German only – translate with Google)

Claudio Abbado dirigiert nach 17 Jahren wieder ein Konzert an der Mailänder Scala. Am 4. Juni 2010 plant der Stardirigent sein Comeback im Mailänder Opernhaus mit Mahlers zweiter Symphonie, die er bereits bei seinem Debüt an der Scala im Jahr 1963 dirigiert hatte. Anlass ist der 150. Geburtstag Mahlers. Bisher wollte Abbado noch im Juni 2010 mit dem Symphonischen Orchester der Scala Mahlers achte Symphonie aufführen. (more…)

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