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mini-Mahler in Berlin

Posted on 27 März 2012 (Kommentare: 1)

Tomorrow night, the ensemble mini gives the world premiére of Klaus Simon’s new arrangement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9.

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Mahler’s Musicians

Posted on 06 März 2012

A fascinating collection of first-hand memories of Mahler the conductor.

View on YouTube, as well as Part II and Part III.

The Mahler Project at the LA Phil

Posted on 02 Februar 2012

Gustavo DudamelGustavo Dudamel’s remarkable Mahler series is fully underway in Los Angeles.

Tonight he conducts Symphony No. 9, and this Saturday Symphony No. 8 is on the programme, complete with the LA Phil, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and 16 LA based choirs.

Read more on the LA Phil website and watch our video interview with Gustavo Dudamel below, where he talks about the music of Gustav Mahler.


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Jonathan Nott’s 500th concert in Bamberg

Posted on 20 Oktober 2011

Jonathan NottJonathan Nott celebrates his 500th concert with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra tonight, including Schubert’s 7th and Mahler’s 4th.

In honour of the occasion, the concert will be broadcast live on the internet from the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra website.

Watch our interview with Jonathan Nott, in which he talks about the music of Gustav Mahler

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Mahler and Dudamel at the Proms

Posted on 05 August 2011

Gustavo Dudamel at the PromsGustavo Dudamel conducts Mahler’s Symphony No 2 tonight at the BBC Proms with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. They are joined by soloists Miah Persson and Anna Larsson and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.

Listen live on BBC radio 3

Watch Gustavo Dudamel talking about Mahler in this interview with UE.

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Mahler, Berg and Boulez in Salzburg

Posted on 28 Juli 2011

Alban BergThe Vienna Philharmonic opens its 2011 Salzburg Festival residency tonight with a concert of music by Alban Berg and Gustav Mahler.

Pierre Boulez conducts and is joined by Anna Prohaska, Dorothea Röschmann, Anna Larsson and Johan Botha.

Alban Berg: Lulu Suite
Alban Berg: Der Wein
Gustav Mahler: Das klagende Lied

ORF OE1 RadioThe concert will be broadcast on Sunday 7 August at 11am on ORF OE1 Radio.

Watch Pierre Boulez talking to UE about the music of Gustav Mahler

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Feldman, Birtwistle and Mahler news

Posted on 25 Juli 2011

Triadic MemoriesFrom this weekend’s blogs and tweets:

Alex Ross reports on a performance of Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories at a floating concert hall in New York.

MahlerNews reports on Twitter that Michael Tilson Thomas’ DVD “Keeping Score: Mahler” has won a German Record Critics’ Prize (Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik).

And Norman Lebrecht spots Harrison Birtwistle watching cricket at Lords.

Full transcript of our Alan Gilbert interview now online

Posted on 24 Juni 2011 (Kommentare: 1)

Alan Gilbert on Gustav Mahler“When the New York Philharmonic plays Mahler, I enjoy this deep feeling of pathos”

The full transcript of our Gustav Mahler video interview with Alan Gilbert is now online (as is the video itself).

Video Streams from the Leipzig Mahler Festival

Posted on 24 Mai 2011

Leipzig Mahler FestivalArte Live Web’s video streams from the Leipzig Mahler Festival are online for some time still.

Watch full concert recordings of the London Symphony Orchestra, The Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, among others.

30,000 views and counting

Posted on 19 Mai 2011 (Kommentare: 2)

The first Mahler interview to appear on our Gustav Mahler Blog was with Daniel Barenboim, back in June 2009. Since then, we’re proud to say that all 27 videos have now been viewed more than 30,000 times. It’s heart-warming to see how much interest there has been in the series.

Here they are in all their glory:


Herbert Blomstedt

Simon Rattle

Norman Lebrecht

Andris Nelsons

Josep Pons

Gustavo Dudamel

Riccardo Chailly

Valery Gergiev

Manfred Honeck

Sakari Oramo

Antonio Pappano

Lorin Maazel

Mariss Jansons

Michael Gielen

David Zinman

Zubin Mehta

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Ingo Metzmacher

Kent Nagano

Wolfgang Fink

Michael Tilson Thomas

Christoph Eschenbach

Jonathan Nott

Franz Welser-Möst

Daniele Gatti

Pierre Boulez

Daniel Barenboim

Gustav Mahler – 100 years after his death

Posted on 18 Mai 2011

Gustav Mahler’s grave in Vienna today, 100 years after his death. Floral tributes were made by the New York Philharmonic, the City of Vienna and Universal Edition, among others.

Mahler's grave in Vienna on 18 May 2011

100 years ago tomorrow

Posted on 17 Mai 2011

In advance of the 100th anniversary of Mahler's death tomorrow, here are a few pointers to activities, concerts and reports to be found across the internet.

The German Theatre Museum is showing the exhibition Gustav Mahler - Composer, Opera Director, Conductor until 18 September. The exhibition features the video interviews made by Universal Edition (you can watch them all on our Mahler Blog).

The Leipzig Mahler Festival starts today at the Gewandhaus with Riccardo Chailly conducting the 2nd Symphony. All concerts will be broadcast live on the internet by ARTE and the MDR.

Alex Ross has a round up of Mahler performances available on the internet, including Christoph Eschenbach's series of the Mahler symphonies with the Orchestre de Paris.

Gavin Plumley has been charting the last days of Mahler's life on his Entartete Musik Blog. Watch his film In Search of Mahler on YouTube.

Mahler live in Paris with Gergiev and the LSO

Posted on 28 März 2011

Valery GergievAs part of the Mahler series at the Salle Pleyel, Valery Gergiev conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in Paris tonight (Monday 28th March). On the programme are Mahler’s 9th Symphony and the Adagio from the 10th Symphony.

Watch the live video broadcast of the concert on cité de la musique live tonight at 8pm Paris time.

Follow the LSO on Twitter at @londonsymphony (and us of course at @uemusic).

Watch our video interview with Valery Gergiev from the UE Mahler Interviews series.


Update 31.03.2011

The video of the concert is now available.

Watch on the Cité de la musique website

‘Early’ Music by Klangforum Wien

Posted on 18 März 2011 (Kommentare: 1)

Klangforum WienThe Festive Days of Early Music begin next week at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.

We could argue about the meaning of ‘early music’ (in German ‘alte Musik’ literally means old music) and ‘modern music’, but we can safely call music that was composed a hundred years ago ‘old’. And it’s this music that will be presented by Klangforum Wien in three concerts this March.

The series begins with a programme containing Alban Berg’s Chamber Concerto, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen in the Schönberg arrangement, and Schönberg’s own Chamber Symphony Op. 9.

Gustav Mahler at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris

Posted on 09 März 2011 (Kommentare: 1)

The new Gustav Mahler exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay opened this week in Paris.

The exhibition shows a fascinating collection of material from the archives of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna and the Médiathèque Musicale Mahler in Paris. Many of the objects are on display for the first time ever.

The centrepiece of the exhibition is a facsimile of the complete manuscript score of the 4th Symphony. As the music plays from loudspeakers (Jascha Horenstein’s 1970 recording with the London Symphony Orchestra) lights illuminate the relevant page in the score.

Curator Pierre Korzilius spoke to Universal Edition about the exhibition.

The exhibition is on until 29 May 2011.

Press reports:

Naturbursche und Musiktyrann (Deutschlandradio Kultur)
Gustav Mahlers Leid an der Seine (Die Presse)