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The Music Plays On — Mahler Symphony №6

Mahler in 1904

Mahler began work on his Symphony №6 in the summer of 1903 at his composing hut behind his summer villa in Maiernigg. The previous season had seen enormous success in his role as General Music Director at the Vienna Hofoper, and the publishing house of C. F. Peters, one of the largest in Europe had agreed to publish his Symphony №5. According to Alma Mahler’s recollection, he composed the second theme of the first…

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Donato Cabrera

Donato Cabrera

Music Director of the California Symphony and Las Vegas Philharmonic