May
14
2010
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Sakari Oramo on Gustav Mahler

“Mahler controls chaos”

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

Oramo: I have to confess that I can’t remember. I went to concerts with my father quite often when I was young, especially when my mother was playing, she is a pianist. But Mahler’s music ”“ I suppose it could have been when Igor Markevitch was conducting in Helsinki. And I seem to remember that my mother played Bartók’s Third Piano Concerto with him, and then there was Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. It could have been then.

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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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