Mahler Foundation is delighted to welcome you back to another edition of The Mahler Hour! This time we celebrate the composer’s birthday with a very special visit to his birthplace, a new podcast series, our first Mahler Society profile, and, of course, a toast.

Join us as we wish Gustav a very happy birthday from around the world on Facebook Live on July 7th at:

09:00 Mexico
10:00 New York
15: 00 London
16:00 Vienna
22:00 Shanghai

Check your local time here: t.ly/p8OA


 

The Embrace Everything series is an exploration and celebration of the music of Gustav Mahler. Each season explores a different Mahler symphony and includes interviews with leading conductors, music scholars and musicians. Additionally, Mahler’s own words and those of his contemporaries will be read by actors. 

Season 1 focuses on Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D major (1888), taking listeners back to the work’s origins in the street songs, folk tunes and bugle calls of Mahler’s childhood. Guests include conductors Kent Nagano and Michael Tilson Thomas; principal musicians of the Boston Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam; and scholars from Columbia University and the University of Chicago.

This is the first of four parts, all of them being released on July 7th.

Written, produced and hosted by Aaron Cohen

02-07-2020
Embrace Everything
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02-07-2020
Second Mahler Hour
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Alma Mahler and Allert de...
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04-06-2020
Updates website
Link: List of new information added to the Mahler Foundation website . Sorting: Last update first.
18-05-2020
Mahler Festival 2021...
For the third time in its history the Concertgebouw is organising a major tribute to Gustav Mahler. In 1920 the first ‘Mahler Fest’ took place in Amsterdam, for the occasion of Willem Mengelberg’s...
18-05-2020
First Mahler Hour
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01-05-2020
Mahler Festival 2020 online
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20-04-2020
Earth Day 2020
Join Mahler Foundation for The Song Of The Earth on Earth Day! Three Inspiring Films for Earth Day 2020 Gustav Mahler once said: "I want to be remembered as the 'Singer of Nature,'", and no work...
24-03-2020
Resurrection Symphony
In August 1892 a cholera epidemic struck Hamburg as Mahler was on his way there to conduct another season at the Stadttheater. Faced with possibly drastic consequences and defying orders that he...
22-03-2020
Mahler World Map
World map with all the locations visited by Gustav Mahler. The map also contains other Gustav Mahler related locations such as the Mahler Societies and the Mahler Foundation. Link to the Gustav...
20-03-2020
Mahler Green Composer
Gustav Mahler: A green composer 'In Mahler’s time, although industrialisation was in full swing, there was not yet a tangible threat to nature. Nevertheless, Mahler was highly aware of the value of...
19-03-2020
Mahler Multilingual
In the course of 2020, the Mahler Foundation website will be available in different languages. Languages can be recognized by the small flags at the top right of the homepage.
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Cartoons

Cartoons and caricatures published during the life of Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). Collected from worldwide publications.

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Sculpture

Images of Gustav Mahler made by his daughter Anna and by Auguste Rodin. With a complete list of the original Rodin casts.

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Paintings

Paining by Gallen-Kallela "Lit up only by fire, quite a la Rembrandt .... a strong likeness. You would be astonished!' - Gustav Mahler (1907).

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Photo albums

The private family photo album of Gustav and Alma Mahler. Alma Schindler's photo album after Gustav Mahler. Photos from various Mahler Festivals.

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Videos

  • Symphony No. 1

    Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 1. Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor Daniel Harding. Fragment.
  • Symphony No. 2

    Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 2 (brass chorale). Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor Daniele Gatti. Fragment.
  • Helsingør, also known in English as Elsinore, is a city and the municipal seat of Helsingør Municipality on the northeast coast of the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. Helsingør has a population of 46,492 (1 January 2015) including the southern suburbs of Snekkersten and Espergærde, and is the largest city and main shopping area in the North Zealand area with over a million visitors a year. It is known internationally for its castle Kronborg, where William Shakespeare's play Hamlet is set. Helsingør is an important ferry town as the HH Ferry route connects northeast Zealand with Sweden.

    Year 1891. Map City of Helsingor (Elsinore), Kronberg castle (Denmark), Oresund and City of Helsingborg (Sweden).

    Year 1891. Helsingor, Denmark.

    Year 1891. Helsingor, Denmark.

    Year 1891. Helsingor, Denmark.

    The car ferry line between Helsingør and Helsingborg, Scania, Sweden is the busiest in the world with more than 70 departures in each direction every day.The route is known as the HH Ferry route and has been sailed by several shipping lines through history. The car ferry terminal is connected to the town's main railway station. From the station, train depart to Copenhagen every 20 minutes. Trains also depart to Hillerød and Gilleleje. There are another 6 stations or train stops within the city and connected suburbs. Apart from Helsingør Station and Ferry Terminal also Snekkersten station, Espergærde station, Mordrup station and the train stops at the line to Gilleleje, Grønnehave, Marienlyst and Højstrup.

    1938. Shipyard, Helsingor.

    For a century, a notable site was the Helsingør Værft or Elsinore shipyard, which covered the whole area between the town and Kronborg Castle. It was founded in 1882. At its height in 1957, it had 3,600 employees. The last ship left the shipyard in 1983 and it closed the same year following heavy losses.

    The Wiibroe brewery, founded in 1840, was the second brewery in Denmark to ship bottled beer, just three years after Carlsberg. The last beer was brewed at Wiibroe in Helsingør in 1998. Carlsberg continues to brew beer under the Wiibroe Årgangsøl label.