Gustav Mahler

San Francisco
Karina occupies a particular corner of the classical world - where a modern classical singer can sustain a career in 18th
Entertainment
    CD 1 1. Mystery Train 2. Highwayman 3. Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys 4. Good Hearted Woman 5. Trouble
San Francisco
Simon is from the South Island of New Zealand. He describes his sound/his accent as being all mixed-up at the moment. Conductor
Education
Throughout my sporadic academic career I have been extremely fortunate to study with top caliber professors such as Alexander
Impact
A quiet afternoon, a darkening sky. A comfortable seat by a window. In the background, Das Liede von der Erde, by Gustav Mahler.
Culture & Arts
Just as we think of the films of the exceptionally gifted Leni Riefenstahl as Nazi art, so we are in an inexorable process of appreciating much of the art of Richard Wagner as such.
Culture & Arts
Instead of asking for forgiveness or otherwise expressing regret for the past, or even honestly and clearly acknowledging it, what most of these Nazi-tainted German artists have done at best, individually or collectively, is what might be called gestures of redress
San Francisco
Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony this week in four performances of Leonard Bernstein's "Symphony No. 2: The Age of Anxiety."
Culture & Arts
Tuesday night's performance of Four T's was not as uniformly bracing as generally seen across the pond, though Robert Clark on piano and the Royal Opera House orchestra under Barry Wordsworth gave a crisp account of the Hindemith score.
Culture & Arts
It's been a few years now since I began paying for Spotify's premium service, and to my enormous surprise I think I've been converted. Sure, I still buy some CDs and download albums that I think I'll want in my "permanent" collection. But most of my listening these days has been on Spotify. And, I've begun to understand why.
Books
Because of music's inherent abstractness, it is the most fundamentally subversive of the arts. It says something very specific, eliciting overpowering responses, and yet it has the luxury of being able to claim that it has said nothing at all.
Culture & Arts
"Fifty years after the demise of the Third Reich, it is incomprehensible that intelligent people still deny the obvious truth
Culture & Arts
What do folk icon Woody Guthrie, classical colossus Georg Solti, legendary bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins and relaxed pop crooner
Culture & Arts
Flitting around Europe to report on art events this Fall threw up evening opportunities to enjoy opera on either side of what was once the Iron Curtain.
Culture & Arts
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Vladimir Jurowski, visited Lincoln Center this week with solid success.
New York
A few days later I noticed that the music had been turned up in volume, but this time it was playing a Mozart Flute Concerto. As I put on my running shorts, I thought that donning a pair of 18th-century breeches and a ruffled shirt would be more appropriate.
Culture & Arts
The First Symphony is probably one of the most often performed works of Mahler since it doesn't take two hours or involve 1000 musicians. But Mariss Jansons and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. There are two words I always say about them: "Oh wow."
Culture & Arts
Gustav Mahler's "Symphony No. 6," clocking in at over 80 minutes and requiring over 90 musicians, is massive even by Mahlerian standards; frankly, just witnessing the logistics of this performance was worth the price of admission.
Culture & Arts
The American Symphony Orchestra is in celebration mode, marking its 50th anniversary at Carnegie Hall Oct. 26 with Gustav Mahler's monumental Eighth Symphony, which he considered his greatest work.
Culture & Arts
The photograph in question is a framed portrait of Mahler inscribed with a musical quotation from his renowned Symphony No