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.