Jul
10
2009

Christoph Eschenbach on Gustav Mahler

“Mahler is certainly the greatest symphonist ever”

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

Eschenbach: Mahler wasn’t very popular in Germany during my childhood, for obvious reasons; he was banned during the Hitler years. Only slowly did Mahler symphonies return to concert programmes. I was living in the country, in Schleswig-Holstein, so I didn’t have many opportunities to go to concerts anyway, but I remember listening to Mahler records. There was a very famous actor at the time, Gustaf Gründgens, whom I knew, and he introduced me in 1961 to the 2nd Symphony. It’s very interesting that it was him.

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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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