Next on the bandwaggon with Mahler cycle #3

The Leipzig Gewandhaus is putting on a Mahler Festival in 2021.

Ten orchestras, twelve days. Taking part are the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam with Fabio Luisi, the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle, plus Berlin Phil, the Vienna Philharmonic and Bavarian Radio. The Gewandhaus Orchestra with principal conductor Andris Nelsons will cover the 2nd and 8th symphonies.

Leipzig last did a Mahler cycle with Riccardo Chailly a decade ago.

So now we have Liverpool first, Amsterdam second, Leipzig 3rd.

Any more?

 

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  • Tamino says:

    Last Leipzig Mahler festival/cycle was in May 2011.

  • Olassus says:

    Pop music.

    • barry guerrero says:

      Right. Mahler 7 is pop music. Everyone I know who likes the Carpenters and Neil Diamond, also digs Mahler 7. Sure enough.

  • barry guerrero says:

    Excessive, yes. I love it. More (don’t have spare money to travel. Wish they’d move these festivals to the left coast).

  • MahlerFan says:

    Gatti, GMJO, Mahler 10 (Deryck Cooke)

  • Ben G. says:

    The Strasbourg Philharmonic shall be playing an entire Mahler cycle for their upcoming 2019-20 season.

  • Mustafa Kandan says:

    Thank you for the timely information. This cycle promises to be just as exciting as the Amsterdam one next year. It was quite an ordeal to get the tickets though. I think there will be no tickets left pretty soon.

  • Michael Taylor says:

    Didn’t the Halle Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic have a Mahler cycle a few years ago at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester?

  • Thomas says:

    I’ve said it again and I’ll say it before (not that anyone cares of course), but the profusion of Mahler in the concert halls (isn’t every regular season a Mahler festival of sorts?) is a symptom of our decaying musical culture. Poor Mahler, with friends like these, who needs enemies?
    Long live Reger and Pfitzner, both infinitely superior composers, but audiences are just to uneducated to appreciate their music.

  • Thomas says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again (not that anyone cares of course), but the profusion of Mahler in the concert halls (isn’t every regular season a Mahler festival of sorts?) is a symptom of our decaying musical culture. Poor Mahler, with friends like these, who needs enemies?
    Long live Reger and Pfitzner, both infinitely superior composers, but audiences are just to uneducated to appreciate their music.

    • barry guerrero says:

      You did say it again. Hopefully you’ll one day get your wish and there will be frequent Reger and Pfitzner festivals!

  • MartinuRules says:

    Bandwot??

  • Daniel L Farber says:

    Klemperer said the neglect of Mahler had not been good but said, too, that the indiscriminate veneration that seemed at hand (back in ’71) “was also not good”.

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