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Alban Berg

Along with Arnold Schönberg and Anton Webern, Viennese composer Alban Berg (born on February 9th 1885 in Vienna) was one of the main proponents of the "new music" before and after the First World War. Instructed in the twelve-tone technique by his...  more

"Sieben frühe Lieder"

Intermission

Gustav Mahler

Military music and trumpet calls, the sounds of nature and cow bells, funeral march and wooden mallet – there is hardly any kind of music or any instrument missing from the symphonies of Gustav Mahler (born on July 7, 1860 in the Czech town of...  more

Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor

After the four great vocal symphonies, in which he makes reference to his own art song compositions, such as Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer) and the songs Aus des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Boy’s Magic Horn), Mahler first took a...

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Valery Gergiev, Conductor

Born in Moscow, Valery Gergiev initially studied conducting under Ilya Musin at the Leningrad Conservatory. While still a student, he won the Herbert von Karajan conducting competition in Berlin. In 1978, aged 24, Valery Gergiev became assistant...  more

Anja Harteros, Soprano

“Soprano of the century”, the “Stradivari of voices” - attributes assigned to the young artist by enthusiastic critics, colleagues and fans of Anja Harteros. The artist herself said in an interview about her approach to the roles she plays: “To...  more