Perhaps the first major crisis Gustav Mahler had with his wife Alma Mahler occurred when he wrote her a letter asking her to give up her composing. Some biographers believe that Alma never really forgave him. This theory is supported by the fact that Gustav Mahler encouraged her to be creative again once she had begun an affair with Walter Gropius. Although this made Alma very happy, it was too late.
Clytus Gottwald has now transcribed Alma Mahler’s 3 frühe Lieder for a cappella choir. The world première will be given on 26 Feb at Gaisburg church in Stuttgart at a special concert by the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart under Marcus Creed.