The Mahler Project

Mahler VI

48" x 96"
oil on Canvas
Private collection
“I pained over the final interpretation on the 8 x 4 ft canvas for months, listening to the symphony obsessively, adding layer upon layer until it became apparent I could no longer continue. I stood back in astonishment of what was in front of me, a painting so ruthless and brutal that I felt undeniably the irrevocable truth of life. I was looking at Mahler’s premonition of his fate to come."

~ Paula Arciniega

World premiere: May 27, 1906, Essen, 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: