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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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MahlerFest III

1990’s MahlerFest III featured the Third Symphony, and there was now a definite plan to do one symphony a year, in order. Olson was now able to produce a handsome, fully formated program book, at the beginning of which was the MahlerFest motto: “Dedicated to the performance and study of the entire Mahler repertoire.” Two […]

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MahlerFest I

There were many reasons to not do a MahlerFest, versus the many “Mozart” or “Bach” festivals, that require a small number of orchestral players. But a Mahler Festival? If it were to survive into the second year, to perform the Resurrection Symphony, almost 300 performers would be needed! The concept began to crystallize; the orchestra […]

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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 […]

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