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Glazunov and Bruckner Symphony Cycles Coming Soon

Russian composer Alexander Glazounov
Russian composer Alexander Glazounov
4:26PM
August 4, 2011

Two complete symphony cycles are coming to Symphony at 7. Russian composer Alexander Glazunov beginning August 10th and Austrian Late-Romantic composer Anton Bruckner in early September.

Seven at Seven, Mahler Cycle Continues Tonight on Symphony at 7

Mahler's composing hut in Maiernigg
The opening of Mahler's Seventh Symphony was said to be inspired by the sound of oars striking the water while Mahler rowed across a lake at his summer retreat at Maiernigg where he did much of his composing.
2:44PM
May 26, 2011

Our on-going cycle of the symphonies of Gustav Mahler continues on Classical 101 this evening with Mahler’s Symphony No. 7

Mahler’s Third: A Short Post for A Long Symphony

Gustav Mahler in 1898
Gustav Mahler in 1898, the year of the publication of his Third Symphony.
9:42PM
May 19, 2011

Just a reminder that we’re continuing our cycle of all the symphonies of Gustav Mahler Friday evening at 7 p.m. on Symphony at 7 with Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 in D minor.

Listen to a Complete Mahler Symphony Cycle on Classical 101

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Gustav Mahler in 1892, four years after the completion of his First Symphony.
6:31PM
May
18, 2011

Beginning this evening on Symphony at 7, and over the next week and a half, Classical 101 will be presenting all ten symphonies of Gustav Mahler.

Gustav Mahler and Jean Sibelius

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Gustav Mahler right around the time he composed his First Symphony in 1888.
3:12PM
November
10, 2010

Turn of the century composers Gustav Mahler and Jean Sibelius where both concerned with the pressure that shifting genres and national identity placed on design of symphony, yet their styles differed meaningfully. Insights into these two composers and their role in shaping a new generation of music, bridging Romantic and Modern eras.

Mahler on My Mind

Portrait photo of Gustav Mahler.
Gustav Mahler, at the time of his First Symphony.
6:32PM
July
12, 2010

In the 1960′s, when the Gustav Mahler revival began in America (and never really stopped), it was Leonard Bernstein who said, “Mahler’s time has come,” and helped explain why so many people continue to be moved by these huge, sprawling works that put us through an emotional wringer. Enter into the world of Mahler.

Hans von Bulow, a Giant in 19th Century Music

Hans von Bulow
Hans von Bulow
2:05PM
April 21, 2010

Hans von Bulow was a giant in 19th century music, and his career and legacy deserve to be better known. Alan Walker’s new book, Hans von Bulow, A Life and Times, goes a long way toward restoring its subject to prominence.

Composers on Vacation: Gustav Mahler at Steinbach

Gustav Mahler's composer's lodge in Steinbach / Attersee
Gustav Mahler's composer's lodge in Steinbach/Attersee
6:36PM
August 21, 2009

The great Austrian composer Gustav Mahler wrote substantial portions of some of his longest works while “on vacation”, or, rather, working holidays.

The Lucerne Festival Is a Haven for Music Lovers

Nightime on Lake Lucerne
Home of the Lucerne Music festival, est. in 1938
1:52PM
August
5, 2009

Established as an annual event in 1938, the Lucerne Festival is a haven for music lovers in a beautiful setting on the shore of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.