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Mahler's Symphonies 1 and 5

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

Tackle Mahler’s Symphonies No.1 and No.5 in this study day.

Mahler’s reputation as a fiery conductor overshadowed his compositional career in his lifetime, but following a ban on his work during WWII, his works have expanded across the classical music world as some of the most frequently performed and recorded. His meatiest and most well-known are undoubtedly his symphonies.

In this session, we examine the composer’s turbulent professional and personal life, how his ambitious compositions changed the genre, and take an in-depth look at these works with live music.

This study day complements the performances of Mahler’s Symphonies No.1 and No.5 by the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (the musical mammoth with whom Mahler was assisting when he first sketched Symphony No.1) on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 October 2018.

Dates & times

6 Oct 2018
Approximate run time: 240 mins
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Royal Festival Hall
Level 5 Function Room, Green side, Royal Festival Hall


Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)


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