The Mahler Project

Mahler VIII

Mahler VIII
oil on Canvas
Private Collection
“the grandest thing I have done, a work so peculiar in content and form that it is really impossible to write anything about it and in which there are no longer human voices, but planets and suns revolving”.

~ Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

“COME, Holy Spirit, Creator blest, and in our souls take up Thy rest; come with Thy grace and heavenly aid to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.”

~ Veni, Creator Spiritus

One of the most widely used hymns in the Church, Rabanus Maurus

World premiere: September 12, 1910, Munich, conducted by the composer.

Canadian premiere: June 24, 1983, Toronto. Andrew Davis conducting the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
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: