A Motivic Musical Journey

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021

  • Presented by Lew Smoley and the Gustav Mahler Society of New York

We return to a presentation on Mahler’s music.

In this hour of listening examples and explanations, Lew Smoley is back to demonstrate how the same musical idea, a motif, appears in numerous works by Mahler.

How are we to understand the repeated use of this figure? Are the similarities accidental or intended? And if intended, does the motif mean something?
There will be a Q&A session at the end of the webcast to allow for questions from the live audience.

Join us for some stirring music, some great performances, and some intriguing questions!

Discover a listening guide to all Mahler Symphonies on: https://mahlerfoundation.org/mahler/listening-guide/

 Hosted by Morten Solvik

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