International Gustav Mahler Society Gold Medal

MahlerFest was bestowed the IGMS Mahler Gold Medal as part of the IGMS 50th anniversary celebration. Created to recognize major artists, arts organizations, and scholars for their outstanding contributions to all things Mahler, the medals have been awarded 42 times since the IGMS founding in 1955. The other 2005 honorees were the New York Philharmonic […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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