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The best violinist of the 18th century who had served the Salzburg archbishop 100 years before Mozart; the greatest composer of the pre-Bach era (according to P. Hindemith); creator of the “Rosary” for violin, the Salzburg mass for 53 voices and an array of sacred and worldly music pieces which showcased his masterful technique, energetic […]
On Gustav Mahler’s anniversary, we keep reading through the composer’s music diary.
On an equally green and sunny summer day 160 years ago, Gustav Mahler was born. Despite his family having no musical background, Mahler’s world was full of sounds and voices since early childhood, while his first impressions involved folk songs. Songs retained their place as one of the key genres in the great Austrian’s creative […]
The third of Mahler’s songs to be played on musicAeterna.org today was written in February 1892. Not even 32 at that point, Mahler had recently become head of Hamburg Opera and had definitely gained recognition as a conductor. Mahler the composer, on the other hand, had lived through the failed premiere of Symphony No.1 and was completely […]
On May 18, 1911, Gustav Mahler passed away. He had lived for exactly 50 years. Before the premiere of his Symphony No.5 in 1904, Mahler wrote: “Oh, I wish I could play my symphonies 50 years after my death!”. Today, Mahler’s music is still with us: it grants us inspiration, consolation and the light of […]
Today, we present the final part of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No.3 performed by the musicAeterna orchestra and conducted by Teodor Currentzis. One of the warmest and most touching pieces by the Austrian composer is dedicated to love — love that empowers us and helps us overcome any pain. What does love mean to you? To […]