Is this the biggest ever Mahler Eighth?main
There were 1,140 performers last night in Valery Gergiev’s performance in Ljubljana, the town in Slovenia where Mahler landed his first job (see Why Mahler? for more)
That could be a record. Stokowski had 1,068 in Philadelphia in 1916 and Mahler himself a mere 1,029 in Munich.
Anyone done it bigger? Let me know, if so.
Here’s a report from Ljub by Branimir Profuk. Itis in Croatian. The headline reads: “Magnificient music sounded on the Congress square where Mahler himself was walking 130 years ago”. Google-translate can help with the rest.