Our on-going cycle of the symphonies of Gustav Mahler continues on Classical 101 this evening with Mahler’s Symphony No. 7
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The great Austrian composer Gustav Mahler wrote substantial portions of some of his longest works while “on vacation”, or, rather, working holidays.
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.