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.