The Mahler Project

Mahler III

48" x 72"
Oil on Canvas
Private Collection
“My symphony will be something the world has never heard before. In it Nature herself acquires a voice and tells secrets so profound that they are perhaps glimpsed only in dreams! I assure you, there are passages where I myself sometimes get an eerie feeling; it seems as though it were not I who composed them.”

~ Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)  in  A letter to his mistress of the moment, the soprano Anna von Mildenburg

Premiere of the complete symphony: June 9, 1902, Krefeld, conducted by the composer
The Rite of Spring  by  Stravinsky
With Permission:  2013 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Recorded live in Roy Thompson Hall, December 4 & 6, 2008
Listen to the TSO's full 2013 performance of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring: