Cartoons and caricatures published during the life of Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). Collected from worldwide publications.
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 return to his workplace, he decided to retreat to his summer vacation spot in Berchtesgaden until the worst was over.
We, too, must avoid an epidemic in these trying times, so it is deeply disappointing that the Mahler Festival 2020 cannot take place as scheduled this May. Mahler Foundation has worked so hard to support Het Concertgebouw in preparing this celebration of Mahler’s life and works. Our thoughts go out to all of the musicians and organizers and to all of you.
Mission Mahler Foundation
We believe that art illuminates our essence and as such can serve as a vehicle for improving life, that awakening the imagination engenders compassion.
"But now imagine such a large work in which the whole world is actually reflected - one is, so to speak, oneself merely an instrument upon which the universe plays" - Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
A symphony must be like the world,’ Gustav Mahler said. ‘It must embrace everything.’ And he turned that far reaching thought into sound.
Gustav Mahler’s cathartic music seems to express the most extreme human emotions and reaches minds and hearts of all ages, nations and religions. Because of this, his music continues to live in the present. Mahler is a true composer of the 20th and 21st century. With Mahler’s radical thinking and his profound love of nature, we look to the young, to the future, to take these transformative impulses even further.
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