Feb
21
2010

Lorin Maazel on Gustav Mahler

“I would never have asked him anything”

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

Maazel: The first time I conducted a movement of a Mahler symphony was in Tanglewood. I was a young conductor ”“ I was 20, I think ”“ and I conducted the first movement of Mahler’s 2nd, and that was my first contact with his music.

When did I first hear it? Well, sometime in my teens, rather late I would think. I was a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony for three years; I played in the violin section, first as a 2nd and then as a 1st, and I do not remember ever having played a Mahler symphony during those three years.

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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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