Tags » Mahler

The John Williams of It All

When asked to think about modern classical music, we often recall film scores as opposed to string quartets. In some ways, this is a great thing. 765 more words

Mahler's Seventh x2

Especially for lovers of cowbells, two performances of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony no. 7

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
Kent Nagano


Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Riccardo Chailly


My Desert Island Discs

I’ll just explain for readers of this blog who live outside the UK and who might not be familiar with Desert Island Discs, it’s a long-standing BBC radio programme where a someone who has achieved renown in their chosen field is interviewed about their life and work. 546 more words



This piece has one of the most heart-wrenching movements I have ever heard. It is, as the title suggests, bittersweet.

I will proceed to write this blog with my eyes completely closed so that I may focus on the journey that comes before me. 240 more words

4th Movement

11 April: Gustav Mahler

Monica Bayley gave us an evening of some of Gustav Mahler’s music, in the last presentation of CRMS’s 2013/14 season.

CRMS Member Presentation