Gustavo Dudamel’s remarkable Mahler series is fully underway in Los Angeles.
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.
Jonathan 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
Gustavo 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.
The 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.
The 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
Watch on YouTube
And Norman Lebrecht spots Harrison Birtwistle watching cricket at Lords.
“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).
Arte 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.
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:
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.
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).
As 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.
Watch our video interview with Valery Gergiev from the UE Mahler Interviews series.
The video of the concert is now available.
Watch on the Cité de la musique website
The 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 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.