The Mahler Project

Mahler V

56" x 53.5"
acrylic on Canvas
Private Collection
“Now the sun will rise As if nothing bad happened During the night! The tragedy only happened to me! The sun shines regardless! You must not clasp the night In your arms, You must steep it in eternal light! A little lamp went out in my home! All hail to the joyous light of the world!"

~ Friedrich Rückert  (1788-1866)

Melodic Reference from Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children, 1902) reused by Mahler in Symphony No. 5, movement 1 Nun will die Sonn' so hell aufgehn (Now the sun will rise as brightly)

World premiere: October 18, 1904, Cologne - 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: