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.


Christoph Eschenbach and the Orchestre de Paris

Christoph EschenbachTo celebrate the Mahler anniversary years 2010 and 2011, as well as the conductor’s 70th birthday, Christoph Eschenbach and the Orchestre de Paris have made high definition video recordings of the Mahler series they presented this season available online.

All symphonies as well as the interview Christoph Eschenbach gave to Universal Edition are now online.

See the concerts online


Mahler in Rome

Mahler Le SinfonieThe Mahler series of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome continues in 2011 with the following concerts

Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, conducted by Antonio Pappano

January 2011
Sat 8 | Mon 10 | Tues 11
Symphony No. 6

March 2011
Sat 12 | Mon 14 | Tues 15
Symphony No. 1

April 2011
Sat 2 | Mon 4 | Tues 5
Symphony No. 9

October 2011
Sat 22 | Sun 23 | Mon 24

with the China National Chorus and soloists Manuela Uhl, Christine Brewer, Meagan Miller, Sara Mingardo, Maria Radner, Nikolai Schukoff, Christopher Maltman, Georg Zeppenfeld
Symphony No. 8

November 2011
Sat 12 | Mon 14 | Tues 15
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Symphony No. 7

In addition, further concerts will be given by the Mariinsky Orchestra together with the Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, conducted by Valery Gergiev:

10 November 2011
Symphony No. 9

11 November 2011
Symphony No. 4

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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
Mahler Symphony No. 3

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


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Christoph Eschenbach and the Orchestre de Paris

As part of his own celebration of the Mahler anniversary years, Christoph Eschenbach has published high quality videos of his current series of Mahler concerts with the Orchestre de Paris. Symphonies 1, 2, 6 and 8 are already online. The films, directed by François Goetghebeur, are a collaboration with the Orchestre de Paris and Medici TV.

The next performance is the Ninth Symphony on the 15th June.

See also our interview with Christoph Eschenbach on Mahler’s music.


Mahler Symphony No. 1 for chamber orchestra

The Aurora Orchestra has announced the British première of Klaus Simon’s arrangement of Mahler’s 1st Symphony for chamber orchestra.

The performance takes place at this year’s Oundle Festival in England on 16 July.


Gustav Mahler – The Titan in the Salon

This Tuesday, 23 March, the Konservatorium Wien University presents a concert entitled Gustav Mahler – The Titan in the Salon at the Vienna Musikverein.

Ranko Markovic present works by Gustav Mahler und Alfred Schnittke as well as Mahler arrangements by Bruno Walter und Arnold Schönberg.


Mahler at the Konserthuset in Stockholm

The Stockholm Konserthuset’s Mahler series is in full swing, presenting all of Mahler’s orchestral works in just 12 days. Eight orchestras join together to present this tightly packed presentation of Mahler’s music. 

The series is accompanied by a large exhibition and a 200 page programme book, created together with Henry-Louis de La Grange.

Swedish Radio is recording all the symphonies, some of which will be broadcast live.


Gustavo Dudamel’s Inaugaral Concert in Los Angeles

Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel gave his inaguaral concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic yesterday, including a performance of Mahler’s 1st Symphony.

Listen to the a recording of the concert online, courtesy of NPR radio.


Mahler’s Fourth for Chamber Orchestra in Italy

The Orchestra della Toscana will give the Italian premiere of Mahler’s 4th Symphony in the reduced version by Klaus Simon. Isaac Karabtchevsky conducts, the soloist is Monica Bacelli.


25 Feb 2010 ”“ Firenze, Teatro Verdi

27 Feb 2010 ”“ Suzzara (Mantova), Auditorium

1 March 2010 ”“ Empoli, Teatro Excelsior

2 March ”“ Poggibonsi, Teatro Politeama

Full season programme

Programme note for 25 Feb

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