Mahler versus Mahler
GIUSEPPE PENNISI listens to
Antonio Pappano and the
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Gustav Mahler was born 150 years ago and died 99 years ago. Thus, in 2010 and 2011 there is a double anniversary. This implies that, all over the world, many symphony orchestras are planning to play Mahler's opera omnia which is less extensive than generally believed: nine symphonies, the sketches of a tenth unfinished symphony and 43 lieder -- a comparatively small number when compared with the production of Wolf, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms.
In Rome, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia started the celebration with a concert (the Second Symphony) on 8-11 May 2010, and will proceed throughout 2011. All the nine symphonies will be performed, but not the unfinished Tenth...
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