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Norman Lebrecht on Mahler's Songs
Friday, December 03, 2010
Mahler's symphonies are a staple of orchestra programs worldwide, but his songs are getting renewed attention this season as well. Next year marks the 100th anniversary of his death, which conveniently follows on the 150th anniversary of his birth in 2010.
To get some insight on this side of Mahler's work, we turn to Norman Lebrecht, the London-based cultural commentator, critic and author who has written a new book called Why Mahler?