In 1900, just after he had finished his Fourth Symphony, Mahler wrote about how the work had taken shape. He had set out with clear ideas, but then the work had ‘turned upside-down’ on him: ‘To my astonishment it became plain to me that I had entered a totally different realm, just as in a dream one imagines oneself wandering through the flower-scented garden of Elysium and it suddenly changes to a nightmare of finding oneself in a Hades full of terrors … This time it is a forest with all its mysteries and its horrors which forces my hand and weaves itself into my work. It becomes even clearer to me that one does not compose; one is composed’.
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Jonathan Stokes (Classic Sound)
Barbican, London England
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|Release Date||January 1, 2016|
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