Welcome to My Mahler!
Over 2010/11, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Birmingham International Season present 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.
Mahler's music is unrivalled in the powerful emotional reactions it inspires. So, as we go on an exhilarating journey through this mind-blowing musical world, we want to hear your thoughts, feelings and reactions. Whether he moves you to tears, sends a shiver down your spine, or leaves you with a deep sense of peace, your response is sure to be as individual as you are - your Mahler.
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This Sunday the CBSO and Sir Simon Rattle will perform the last concert in the Birmingham Mahler Cycle, Das Lied von der Erde. This special concert marks the culmination of what, for many, has been an emotional journey through Mahler’s … Continue reading
Today marks the 100th anniversary of Mahler’s death. At the beginning of 1911 Mahler was diagnosed with bacterial endocarditis, a disease for which the survival rate was almost zero at this time. His condition rapidly deteriorated and he was forced … Continue reading
Guess who was the star of the show on Saturday night? Preceding the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia’s performance of Mahler’s First Symphony, this smiley Roman trianglist took centre-stage in Liszt’s 2nd piano concerto. Taking his place alongside amazing pianist … Continue reading
Symphony Hall will welcome the Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia led by Antonio Pappano on Saturday when they will perform Mahler’s First Symphony. The orchestra boasts a venerable Mahler tradition and their strong ties with the composer commenced … Continue reading
“Words cannot do it justice.” “My heart was in my mouth most of the evening – feel so uplifted and heavenly! Thank you” “A feeling in your heart and a tingle down your spine.” “Mahler’s 3rd – I’d never heard … Continue reading
Avant-garde jazz pianist contributes to the Mahler Discovery Day with a performance of his acclaimed 1998 album Gustav Mahler – Primal Light at Town Hall on Saturday 5 February, supported by a six piece band, including brass, turntables and cantor. US … Continue reading
How will the LPO measure up to CBSO? Check out tomorrow night’s Mahler 4 at Symphony Hall, conducted by the electric Vladimir Jurowski! If you are lucky enough to have tickets for the concert, you’ll have a chance to sit … Continue reading
In response to feedback that it was a bit tricky to spot where to leave comments, we’ve added a new page to the site – ‘Your Mahler’, specially for all your ‘My Mahler’ contributions.
From the opening notes in rehearsal at the CBSO Centre to overwhelming climax of the final movement, last week’s performances of Mahler’s Third Symphony by the CBSO and Vassily Sinaisky reminded me just what a significant role this work has played in my … Continue reading
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.