The Mahler Project

Mahler IV

48" x 48"
Oil on Canvas
Private Collection
“Mahler sometimes glimpsed the face of his own mother “smiling through her tears”— the face of a woman who had been able to “solve and forgive all suffering by love”. But what was Mahler trying to express in his new work? Nothing but the 'uniform blue' of the sky, in all its manifold nuances, the blue that attracts and fascinates human beings, while at the same time unsettling them with its very purity."

~ Henry-Louis de La Grange

World premiere: November 25, 1901, Munich, Margarete Michalek (soprano) with the Kaim Orchestra 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: