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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Mahler 10: Letters and Readings

Sir Andrew Davis conductor

Mahler/Cooke Symphony No. 10

Mahler had more challenges than most of us: grief for a dead daughter, a forced resignation from a treasured conducting post at the Vienna Opera, anti-Semitic attacks, the diagnosis of a potentially fatal heart condition, and the final straw, his wife Alma’s infidelity. As a result, his Tenth Symphony, completed by Deryck Cooke, is one of the most personal of the cycle. The work is cast in five movements, with two adagios framing a pair of scherzos and a tiny, aching intermezzo at the centre. On the radiant final pages, Mahler leaves the words, ‘to live for you! To die for you!’ and the single word ‘Almschi’ under the closing bars.


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Costa Hall - Deakin University
Geelong Waterfront Campus,
1 Gheringhap St, Geelong


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