My Mahler – David Gregory

David Gregory, CBSO violinist, talks about his Mahler experiences.  David gives a performer’s perspective of Mahler’s 5th Symphony in the pre-concert talks on 23 and 24 November.


About mymahler

Over 2010/11, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Birmingham International Concert Season are presenting Birmingham's first ever Mahler cycle, marking the 100th anniversary of Mahler's death and 150 years since his birth. The Birmingham Mahler Cycle features great orchestras and great conductors - and of course, some of the most incredible music ever written.
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2 Responses to My Mahler – David Gregory

  1. frank Ainger says:

    I first encountered Mahler’s symphonies late 1940s when the third programme broadcast all of them from Austrian Radio recordings. I bought the VPO/Bruno Walter set of 10 78s of the 9th. which cost several weeks pocket money with the miniature score. I subsequently bought Walter’s 4th and 5th.with NYPO and then LPs of his Das Lied von der Erde and Mitropolous’ 8th. with the NYPO . My first live performance was the 9th. at the FTHall , Halle under Barbarolli, I went both nights!I have been fortunate to attend some to attend many great Mahler performances under Klemperer, Haitink,Abbado,Tennstedt&Bernstein.Rattle is still on learning curve but his 7th. and 10th. are good. Lucerne F O with Abbado are now the greatest.

  2. Neil Cooper says:

    My Mahler relationship started in London in 1970 with Janet Baker singing Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rueckert songs). Unforgettable!

    But please don’t go overboard. Not all his music is wonderful!

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