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Mahler programme notes with special annotations,
from classical music agony aunt ALICE McVEIGH

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Dear readers,

As nobody could be fussed to write in (moan groan) am reduced to my own devices. Please see below my own programme notes for Bromley Symphony Orchestra's upcoming Mahler Seventh, with secret notes — just for my own personal readers — in italics ...


Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Symphony No 7

In 1904-5 Mahler was possibly at his happiest: joyfully married to Alma, father of two young daughters, conducting at the Vienna Opera, and enjoying increasing recognition as a composer. The inspiration for the two Andante movements arrived hard on the heels of the Sixth Symphony at Maiernigg, where he spent his summers composing...

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