Guest Blog: Colin Matthews “Tempo Relationships in the Adagio of Mahler’s Tenth Symphony”

Tempo Relationships in the Adagio of Mahler’s Tenth Symphony; and two wrong notes — Colin Matthews (Originally published in The Musical Times) There are many things that are misunderstood about Mahler’s Tenth Symphony, and most of them are understandable misunderstandings. However the one movement that is accepted by virtually everyone as complete, and – although […]

Read More

MahlerFest XXX post

Monday, May 15 – Sunday, May 21, 2017 Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 (Cooke III peforming version) and David Matthews’ Arrangement for Strings of Sir Edward Elgar’s String Quartet Op. 83 Please check back often to view the evolving plans for MahlerFest XXX May 15 – Monday 7:00pm – 10:00pm – Open Rehearsal – Macky Auditorium, CU Campus May […]

Read More

What is it about Mahler’s Seventh Symphony?

Mahler hiking in The Dolomite Mountains Mahler was a very busy conductor and composed only in the summers, in the mountains. He began to compose the two middle movements of his seventh, which he called Nachtmusiken (night musics), in summer of 1904. There are indications that he began to compose the first Nachtmusik while still […]

Read More

Remembering Gilbert Kaplan

January 13, 2016 · by nadelr Gilbert Kaplan, who passed away this past New Year’s Day at the age of 74, was a successful business man with a passion, the music of Gustav Mahler. His success in business allowed him to immerse himself in Mahler’s music, specifically Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, for three decades. Kaplan founded the […]

Read More

Mahler’s Symphony No. 6: “A Hero’s Life”?

May 13, 2014 · by nadelr Who is the “hero” in Mahler’s Symphony No. 6? Mahler composed his sixth symphony over the summers of 1903 and 1904. This was a very fulfilling time. His career was increasingly successful. He had married in 1902 and now had a daughter, with another on the way (the second […]

Read More

To Tenth, or Not To Tenth, that is the question…

March 23, 2013 · by nadelr There’s a tempest raging over at Norman Lebrecht’s “house”.  The classical music uber-blogger, and all-around maven, attended a performance of the Deryck Cooke “performing version” of Mahler’s 10th Symphony in Liverpool, conducted by Vasily Patrenko last night (March 22).  As far as Lebrecht is concerned “It is one of […]

Read More