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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. 4 in G major

Gustav Mahler´s Fourth Symphony is certainly his most “classical” one in terms of dimensions, orchestration and stylistic approach. It was written in 1889 and 1900 in his summer refuge in Maiernigg on the Wörthersee. Its basic mood is through and...

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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

"Das Lied von der Erde" ("The Song of the Earth")

Ludwig van Beethoven was able to complete nine symphonies, and Anton Bruckner died while working on his ninth, and so it´s no wonder that the occasionally highly superstitious Gustav Mahler was befallen by a certain uneasiness after the completion of...

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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

Genia Kühmeier, Soprano

Genia Kühmeier was born in Salzburg and initially studied music and vocal teaching at the Hochschule "Mozarteum" in Salzburg before continuing her studies for solo voice at the University for Music in Vienna as a student of KS Margarita Lilova and KS...  more

Claudia Mahnke, Mezzo-Soprano

Claudia Mahnke is one of today’s most important mezzo-sopranos, recognized internationally in the recent seasons for such performances as her Brangäne and Fricka at Bayreuth Festival, Judith in Bartok‘s Bluebeard’s Castle at Staatsoper Hamburg, as...  more

Simon O'Neill, Tenor

Described as “THE Wagnerian tenor of his generation”, Simon O’Neill appears at the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala, Deutsche Staatsoper and Deutsche Oper, and the Bayreuth, Ravinia and Salzburg festivals, with...  more