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Gustav Mahler: Origins and Legacy


Two episodes on the life and music of Gustav Mahler. In Origins Michael Tilson Thomas journeys to the provincial Austro-Hungarian city of Mahler’s childhood, traces his musical roots, follows his rise as a young conductor, and, with the help of the San Francisco Symphony, escorts us through the stunning creation and shocking premiere of Mahler’s First Symphony. Legacy explores Mahler’s grand achievements and great sorrows—his career-crowning appointments in Vienna and New York, and the sudden, tragic death of his daughter—and shows how his stormy inner life inspired new heights of creativity.

 

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Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 9pm
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Mahler, Vienna

Gustav Mahler: Mahler's Legacy

MTT reflects on the enduring legacy of Mahler's music.


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April 2011
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Gustav Mahler: Mahler's Life Between Worlds

Explore the last years of Mahler's life as he traveled back and forth between the Old World and the New. See where he experienced some of his most spectacular triumphs and his deepest disappointments.


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April 2011
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Gustav Mahler: Mahler in Vienna

Explore Mahler's world in the City of Music and the era of emerging modernism. See where he and other artists and intellectuals met to share ideas and inspiration - and where he settled down into family life.


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April 2011
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Gustav Mahler: Mahler the Wanderer

Explore Mahler's expanding horizons as his conducting career blossoms and his compositional skills reach a new level of maturity in music composed during summer vacations in the Austrian countryside.


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April 2011
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Gustav Mahler: Mahler's Origins

Explore the soundscape that echoed in Mahler’s music throughout his life. Stroll around Iglau and listen to the kaleidoscope of sounds the young Mahler heard. Then listen to the way they took symphonic form in the very first bars of his first symphony.


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April 2011
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Gustav Mahler: Mahler's Methods

Mahler said "Composing is like playing with building blocks, continually making new buildings from the same old blocks." Explore some of the most intriguing of Mahler's musical procedures.


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April 2011
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