My mask is made of Mahler

My mask is made of Mahler


norman lebrecht

May 06, 2020

The Berlin music critic Shirley Apthorp is using her lockdown time to custom-make funky facemasks for persons of style, with profits going to a really important South African charity.

This is mine.

Get yours here.


  • Tor Frømyhr says:

    Bravo Shirley, a model of resilience for all.

  • Paul Joschak says:

    Surely Shirley, to really ‘make it funky’ it needs a picture of James Brown…?

  • Jeff says:

    I recently saw that you gave a speech on Mahler (avail. on youtube).
    What is it about Mahler that makes him so interesting to you?

  • Dennis says:

    Absolute madness. The world has gone completely nuts. Using the new mask tyranny (utterly without actual scientific value) to have a lark and virtue-signal.

  • Ulrica says:

    Just perfect for a Regietheater staging of ‘Un ballo in maschera’.

  • RW2013 says:

    “Why Mahler?”

  • jim says:

    Not to be sneezed at