Bookmark this page for ongoing "Mahler Moments"—video conversations with New England Conservatory President Tony Woodcock, Music History & Musicology Chair Katarina Markovic, and the NEC conductors, improvisers, and other performers who are working side-by-side to address the diversity of Mahler's music in NEC's Mahler Unleashed concerts.
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Katarina Markovic teaches NEC's course on Mahler, and NEC President Tony Woodcock calls her "a mainstay in all our planning" for Mahler Unleashed. Markovic talks here about what compels a scholar to argue passionately for Mahler's contemporary relevance.
Why resurrect a version of Symphony No. 1 that Mahler himself felt is faulty and which he endlessly revised? Mahler, we discover, saw each of his works at every stage of their existence as, on the one hand, “entirely free of error” and, on the other, in need of eternal revising. There is, in fact, no hierarchy between the different versions of this work.
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On October 19, 2011, The New England Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, coached by Donald Palma, will present a concert for NEC's Mahler Unleashed concert series. The program features 19th and 20th century composers who provide the cultural context against which Mahler's own performing and creative career can be assessed and appreciated. Here, NEC President Tony Woodcock and Donald Palma speak discuss the subject.
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The Aura of Mahler
On November 15, 2011 The NEC Contemporary Ensemble led by John Heiss present "The Aura of Mahler" which features a program of works by Mahler, his Viennese modernist contemporaries and successors, and more recent composers who have perpetuated Mahler's "aura." In this video Heiss joins President Tony Woodcock to talk about many different aspects of the program.
On November 17, 2011, The New England Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, coached by Donald Palma, will present a concert for NEC's Mahler Unleashed concert series. The program features orchestral suites of Bach and Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" as re-envisioned by Mahler. Here, NEC President Tony Woodcock and Donald Palma speak discuss the subject.
1909 and the future of symphonic music
December 7, 2011 David Loebel conducts the NEC Philharmonia in Mahler's "Symphony No. 10" and what came next. Here Loebel and Tony Woodcock speak about the curation of this program and the history behind the music.
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